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Architectural Fantasy: 1983

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Current Location: In storage


Architectural Fantasy


Draughtsman: Bibiena, Alessandro Galli da (Attributed to)




History note: From the collection of Charles Ricketts, A.R.A. (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon, R.A. (1863-1937); Magnasco Society, Exhibition of Drawings, 1927 (55) as G.B. Bibiena

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 315 mm
Width: 616 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Doubtless a stage design, composed on the back of several leaves, which must have been part of proofs for a book with engraved architectural designs

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( probably composed on four separate sheets, stuck together)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown wash, on paper; in the centre of the design the outlines are traced through with a hard-point

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Par I Tav. XXII
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: Johann Jacob Schübler inveni. et delin. --Cum Priv. S.C.M......2 Wolffä Haeredra excuderunt Aug. Vind. I
  • Location: On a different sheet, verso, bottom

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1983
Primary reference Number: 7106
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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