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Drawing, Design for an Altar: Elevation, with Trompe l'Oeil Plan Below, 1750–75

This is a Drawing. It was created by Carlo Marchionni. It is dated 1750–75 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and gray, red wash, graphite on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

47 x 36.4 cm (18 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in red ink, center left, Lugt 457c: Museum for the arts of Decoration Cooper Union

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, on plan below: cornices del quadro; scalino, Ara; Pradella (frame of the painting; step; altar; platform)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Altar: Elevation, with Trompe l'Oeil Plan Below, 1750–75; Carlo Marchionni (Italian, 1702–1786); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and gray, red wash, graphite on cream laid paper; 47 x 36.4 cm (18 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1471

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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