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Drawing, Alexander on top of globe supported by Atlas

This is a drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi and architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated 1746–1809 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: 16.1 x 6.7 cm (6 5/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper left: 80

Cite this object as

Drawing, Alexander on top of globe supported by Atlas; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper, lined; Image: 16.1 x 6.7 cm (6 5/16 x 2 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1778

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

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