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Designer:
Martin Engelbrecht, German, 1684–1756  Search this
Medium:
Engraving, brush and watercolor on white paper
Type:
toys & games
Peep-show
Object Name:
Peep-show
Made in:
Augsburg, Germany
Place depicted:
Venice, Italy
Date:
1730–50
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Horizontal rectangle. Scene made up of 6 cards, the frontmost 5 cards with cutouts that allow a view of the scene beyond when aligned, the last card with no cutout. Palace of the Doges on right, library on left. Also the campanile of St. Marks, the Mint, and a church in background. Groups of costumed male and female figures dance in a street square framed by two columns in foreground, musicians play instruments at foreground in right. A dog leaps in foreground at left.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne
Accession Number:
1937-38-8-a
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1937-38-8-a