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Drawing, Design for an Inkstand

This is a Drawing. It was manufactured by Lefebvre Manufactory, Tournai. It is dated 1805–1820 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is graphite, pen and black ink, brush and watercolor on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

23.6 × 40.7 cm (9 5/16 in. × 16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark similar to Churchill 193 Accounting on the reverse in pencil

It is inscribed

Below center, in brown ink: No. 56183; in graphite: 185

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Inkstand; Manufactured by Lefebvre Manufactory, Tournai ; Belgium; graphite, pen and black ink, brush and watercolor on paper; 23.6 × 40.7 cm (9 5/16 in. × 16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-64-153

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