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Cortile Rustico (Rustic Courtyard)
  • Francesco Inghirami, artist
    born: Volterra, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy) ; died: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy)
    Lombardo Luigi Tasca
    born: Padua, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy) ; died: Palermo, Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (present-day Italy)
  • Cortile Rustico (Rustic Courtyard), circa 1798
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • etching, aquatint
  • Paper Type: medium weight wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 228 x 343 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 13 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 272 x 371 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 11/16 x 14 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0063

Printed in sanguine ink. View of an open logia-like space with a colonade opposite the viewer. Two large sacks and a wheel are propped against a wall close to the picture plain at right. Near the center of the space there is a seated woman spinning and a child, while another female figure stands at the top of a short staircase at left. Between the columns, the exteriors of stone buildings with tile roofs can be seen in the middle ground. Trees and a rocky landscape, as a well as a lightly cloudy sky recede into the background.