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Designs for the Theater at Nancy: Longitudinal Section and Half Ground Plan

Artist:
Assistant of Francesco Galli Bibiena (Italian, Bologna 1659–1739 Bologna)
Date:
1709
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash
Dimensions:
16-1/4 x 20-3/16 in. (41.3 x 51.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Joseph H. Durkee, by exchange, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.713.61
Not on view
Inscription: [on plan, from right to left]: Pianta del teatro di Nancij / G. Apertura sul Palco per i lumi. F Orchestra per li sonatori. D Loggie private per Sua A. Reale o per Le Dame di sua A- REale. H. Schale che vauo Su 1 Palco del Teatro / Schala di Piedi venticinque di Parigi / Schala di Piedi venticinque di Bologna / A. gran Loggia per Sua Altezza Reale / Q Porta et Sito per le Aque Rinfrescatrice et altre. B Schale che vano dal baso al alto. E Loggie con Gelosie per Religiosi. C Loggie che servono nel Piano nobile per li Cavaglieri di S.A.Rle. A. Porte del Anfiteatro.

Marking: watermark: near Heawood 2971
Claus Virch (1927–2012)
Mary L. Myers Architectural and Ornament Drawings: Juvarra, Vanvitelli, The Bibiena Family & Other Italian Draughtsmen. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, cat. no. 12, fig. no. 12, p. 16, ill.

Giovanna D'Amia "Un disegno per l'Opéra di Nancy nella Bibliothèque de l'Opéra di Parigi" I Bibiena una famiglia in scena: da Bologna all'Europa. Ed. by Daniela Gallingani, 2002, pp. 128-29 and note 4 (as workshop of Francesco Galli Bibiena).



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