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Design for a Stage Set: Stairway and Arcades Leading to a Salone

Artist:
Giovanni Battista Natali III (Italian, Pontremoli, Tuscany 1698–1765 Naples)
Date:
1698–1765
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush with brown and gray wash, over graphite or black chalk
Dimensions:
5 7/8 x 4in. (14.9 x 10.2cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of the Ian Woodner Family Foundation, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.605.2
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in faint pencil at center bottom (recto), 5; (verso), in pen and brown ink at top of sheet, Cantava .3. Rotalo 9: Fighi Mondi / neti [unintelligible letter] 21: 6 [rest obsured by paper strip] / Pertella fine Spago intalatura.

Marking: Collector's stamp: Edmond Fatio (Lugt 3472), at lower right.
Edmond Fatio (Swiss, Geneva 1871–1959 Geneva); Nicholas Rauch (Swiss [born Russia] 1895–1961); William H. Schab; Donor: Ian Woodner Family Foundation Gift
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 15, 2002–October 6, 2002.

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. 48, fig. no. 48, pp. 38-39, ill.



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