Drawing, Study of a Coach, ca. 1750
Though coaches appeared in 17th-century Europe, they grew more widespread in the 18th century as newly created roads expanded possible traffic. Coaches provided comfort, protection, and safety to travelers, and many featured ornate decoration. This highly ornamented coach design would have served an elite voyager.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of various donors.
Its dimensions are
20.5 × 24.8 cm (8 1/16 × 9 3/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Drawing, Study of a Coach, ca. 1750; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); pen and brown ink on laid paper; 20.5 × 24.8 cm (8 1/16 × 9 3/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-216