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Drawing, The Head of a Bearded Man, a Man on Horseback

This is a Drawing. It was created by Paolo Emilio Besenzi. It is dated ca. 1650 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is black chalk, pen and ink, brush and bistre on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Various Donors. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 18.3 × 13.6 cm (7 3/16 × 5 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Written below at left, with a brown ink, probably 19th century: Besenza

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Head of a Bearded Man, a Man on Horseback; Paolo Emilio Besenzi (Italian, 1624 - 1666); Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; black chalk, pen and ink, brush and bistre on paper; H x W: 18.3 × 13.6 cm (7 3/16 × 5 3/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-105

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