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Drawing, Architectural Ornaments t

This is a drawing. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and gray ink, yellow, lavender, gray wash, black chalk, ruled border in pen and gray, support: 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

26.2 x 16.4 cm (10 5/16 x 6 7/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It is inscribed

lower center, in pen and brown ink, monogram: MF

Cite this object as

Drawing, Architectural Ornaments t; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and gray ink, yellow, lavender, gray wash, black chalk, ruled border in pen and gray, support: white laid paper; 26.2 x 16.4 cm (10 5/16 x 6 7/16 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; 1938-88-2777

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

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