Theatro Filarmonico of the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona, Italy, Auditorium and Main Entrance Elevation

Francesco Galli Bibiena1715–20

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Overhead view of a plan of an auditorium.


  • Title: Theatro Filarmonico of the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona, Italy, Auditorium and Main Entrance Elevation
  • Creator: Francesco Galli Bibiena
  • Date Created: 1715–20
  • Physical Dimensions: w405 x h572 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Bequest of Erskine Hewitt
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, black chalk on white laid paper, laid down
  • Signed: Signed in pen and brown ink, at lower right: Francesco Bibiena Archt: Inventore + Giuseppe
  • Provenance: Bequest of Erskin Hewitt
  • Paper Support: White laid paper, laid down
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in pen and brown ink, at upper center: Pianta del auditorio nel Teatro di Verona; and also various inscriptions in pen and black ink throughout.[....che fomia da V a X La larghessa della prima Strada m[isura] P[iedi] 4.62 da X a V. La seconda misura P[iedi] 4.42/ ogui strada un oncia e messa c
  • Exhibitions: Detroit, MI - Detroit Institute of Arts, Designed for Theater, October 16, 1984 - January, 6, 1985.New York - Lincoln Center Library of Performing Arts, [Satellite Exhibition], October 1-November 1, 1976.New York, Grolier Club, Architecture in the Theatre, October 15 - December 7, 1968.Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Drawings of the Bibiena family, January 19-February 28, 1968; traveled to New York - Finch College Museum, May 10-June 1968.Providence, RI -Rhode Island School of Design, History of Theatrical Design, April 24-May 22, 1957.Zanesville, OH - Art Institute, Baroque Art, April 2-May 2, 1950.
  • Dimensions: 57.2 x 40.5 cm (22 1/2 x 15 15/16 in.)Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)
  • Bibliography: Matteucci, A.M. and D. Lenzi. C.Morelli, Architetto (Bologna, Italy: University Press, l977), 180Lenzi, Deanna and Anna Ottani Cavina. Architettura, Scenografia Pittura di paesaggio (Bologna, Italy: Museo Civico, l979), 155, fig. 143, no. 169Rigoli, Paolo and Marco Mulazzani. Un' Idea di Teatro: Il concorso nazionale per il teatro Filarmonico di Verona, 1947-1948 (Verona, Italy: Accademia Filarmonica di Verona, 1998), 20 (illus.).

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps