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Drawing, Design for Elevation of an Altar Retable

This is a drawing. It was attributed to Gilles-Marie Oppenord. It is dated ca. 1700 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and ink, black chalk on 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

41.9 x 21.9 cm (16 1/2 x 8 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

watermark: in oval: A, heart shape, B, heart shape, V, and crowned coat of arms held by two griffins.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Elevation of an Altar Retable; Attributed to Gilles-Marie Oppenord (French, 1672–1742); France; pen and ink, black chalk on paper; 41.9 x 21.9 cm (16 1/2 x 8 5/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-241

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