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Drawing, Design for a Tapestry: Africa, 1660-1680

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Gérard Audran. It is dated 1660-1680 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is brush and brown ink, black wash, white gouache,over black chalk on laid paper. framing lines in pen and black ink.. 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: 28.5 x 35.5 cm (11 1/4 x 14 in.)

It is inscribed

Pasted on paper, on the reverse of which, written with ink, "Les 4 parties du Monde a la plue d'encre de la chine."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Tapestry: Africa, 1660-1680; Designed by Gérard Audran (Flemish, active in France, 1640–1703); France; brush and brown ink, black wash, white gouache,over black chalk on laid paper. framing lines in pen and black ink.; Sheet: 28.5 x 35.5 cm (11 1/4 x 14 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-409

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