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Drawing, Design for a Patch-Box

This is a drawing. It was created by Pierre-Edmé Babel. It is dated ca. 1745 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is black chalk, pen and black ink, brush and black wash on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 6.2 x 8.5 cm (2 7/16 x 3 3/8 in.) Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 1 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

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Drawing, Design for a Patch-Box; Pierre Edme Babel (French, 1720–1775); France; black chalk, pen and black ink, brush and black wash on laid paper; Sheet: 6.2 x 8.5 cm (2 7/16 x 3 3/8 in.) Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 1 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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