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Drawing, Africa, Design for a Pendentive in the Baptismal Vestibule of St. Peter’s, Rome, 1713–26

This is a Drawing. It was created by Francesco Trevisani. It is dated 1713–26 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, white gouache, traces of black chalk on white 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

26.1 x 33.2 cm (10 1/4 x 13 1/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

It is inscribed

in pen and brown ink, lower right: Trevisani; in graphite, lower left: Piancastelli [---] CB [---]125; in black chalk, verso: Ricalino Liniore / 291/ z/ 2; in pen and brown ink, verso: 20 23

Cite this object as

Drawing, Africa, Design for a Pendentive in the Baptismal Vestibule of St. Peter’s, Rome, 1713–26; Francesco Trevisani (Italian, 1656 - 1746); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, white gouache, traces of black chalk on white laid paper; 26.1 x 33.2 cm (10 1/4 x 13 1/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1699

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

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