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The Temple of Jupiter

Carlo Galli-Bibiena, Italian, 1728 - after 1778
The Galli-Bibiena family practiced for four generations as stage decorators, theater and domestic architects, and designers of ephemeral festival apparatus in numerous courts throughout Europe. This drawing records a set designed by Carlo Galli-Bibiena for an opera first performed in Naples on 6 September 1772 that celebrated the baptism of a daughter of Ferdinand IV, king of Naples and the Two Sicilies....

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