Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont

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Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont
approximately 1720-approximately 1790
Perspective View of the Mechanical Works and Construction of a Theater. Verso: Sketch of an elevation of a colonnade
Pen and black ink and wash, over graphite, on paper; verso: graphite.
12 1/4 x 14 9/16 inches (310 x 369 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager in memory of her husband.
1986.21

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Watermark: Fragment of letters, "I(heart)CHABR".

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Succi, Ltd., London.
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Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 336.

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This sheet is the preliminary drawing for an engraving published in Dumont's "Parallèles des plans des plus belles salles de spectacle d'Italie et de France avec des détails de machines théâtrales", Paris, 1774.

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