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Drawing, Design for a Wall Fountain, late 18th century

This is a Drawing. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is graphite, pen and ink, brush and wash on 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

H x W: 36.9 × 26.2 cm (14 1/2 × 10 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: a Strasburg lily

It is inscribed

Written in ink, at bottom: Palmi Romani

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Wall Fountain, late 18th century; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; graphite, pen and ink, brush and wash on paper; H x W: 36.9 × 26.2 cm (14 1/2 × 10 5/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-389

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