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Drawing, Design for ceiling decoration

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper, lined. 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

Image: 20 x 27.2 cm (7 7/8 x 10 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: scrollwork escutcheon with dove over triple mount; above crown; below: G A Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d and 457e)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for ceiling decoration; Architect: Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper, lined; Image: 20 x 27.2 cm (7 7/8 x 10 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1522

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