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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:
Reconstruction of the Proscenium of the Theater at Hierapolis
Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 15/16 x 21 1/4 inches (38 x 54 cm) and Image: 7 13/16 x 12 5/16 inches (19.9 x 31.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "72 | LXIII"; in brown ink, upper left: "LXX."; in black ink, within image: measurements and scale; in graphite, lower center: "Scene of the Theatre of the Composite Order at Hierapolis"

watermark: Strasburg bend and lily with "WR" [Wendelin Riehel of Basle] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.1018
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | architectural subject | columns | proscenia | reconstructions | scale (rule) | theater
Associated Places:
Asia | Denizli Ili | Ege kiyilari | Pamukkale | Turkey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Publications:
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Daniel R. McReynolds, Palladio's legacy, architectural polemics in eighteenth-century Venice , no. 5, Marsilio, Venezia, 2011, pp. 90, 92, 93, fig. 50, NJ18.P18 M27 2011 (LC) (HAAS)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27097
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