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Drawing, Steeple in baroque style in the style of Borromini

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi and architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated 1796 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on lined off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

27.8 x 20.2 cm (10 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in brown ink at center right: Campanile ser lo/stile di Boromini/seg to quando ero/arrobbito p[er] non aver/denari solito di chi/fatica a di/chi non a/cogno; at upper right: 47

Cite this object as

Drawing, Steeple in baroque style in the style of Borromini; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on lined off-white laid paper; 27.8 x 20.2 cm (10 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1245

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

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