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1938

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Drawing, Floral Ornament

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1650–75 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brown wash support: white paper laid down. 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.

  • Model, Sambucus Nigra, 1875–1898
  • wood, papier-mâché, cardboard, plaster, reed pith, metal, string, feathers,....
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
  • 22.2018.6

Its dimensions are

20.3 x 14.7 cm (8 x 5 13/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink at lower left margin: 61

Cite this object as

Drawing, Floral Ornament; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and brown ink, brown wash support: white paper laid down; 20.3 x 14.7 cm (8 x 5 13/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-2479

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