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Drawing, Frontispiece for a History of Peter the Great

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and orange wash, black chalk, engraving (portrait) on white laid paper laid down on blue paper mount. 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

19.4 x 13.7 cm (7 5/8 x 5 3/8 in.) mount: 25. x 19.3 cm Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and brown ink, on mount: Le Barbier L. ain f.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, on box, left: No. 170/ WTL (monogram)/ W; signed bottom right in pen and black ink: Le Barbier L'ain; inscribed in graphite, verso: Laris verre

Cite this object as

Drawing, Frontispiece for a History of Peter the Great; Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier (French, 1738 – 1826); France; pen and brown ink, brush and orange wash, black chalk, engraving (portrait) on white laid paper laid down on blue paper mount; 19.4 x 13.7 cm (7 5/8 x 5 3/8 in.) mount: 25. x 19.3 cm Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-209

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

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