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Drawing, Fantasy of an Architectural Ruin

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jean-Henry-Alexandre Pernet. It is dated ca. 1770 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and black, brown wash, watercolor, white gouache graphite on off-white 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.

  • Drawing, Triumphal Arch on an Ideal Piazza
  • pen and black ink, brush and blue, green and yellow watercolor on cardboard.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1938-88-4138

Its dimensions are

17.8 x 14.7 cm (7 x 5 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Fantasy of an Architectural Ruin; Jean-Henry-Alexandre Pernet (French, ca.1763 – ca.1790); France; pen and black ink, brush and black, brown wash, watercolor, white gouache graphite on off-white laid paper; 17.8 x 14.7 cm (7 x 5 13/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-243

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Excavating Design: 18th-century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection.

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