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Drawing, Alternative Designs for a Metal Gate, ca. 1820

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and blue wash, graphite on cream wove paper, pricked for transfer. 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

39.1 × 29 cm (15 3/8 × 11 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, under left leaf: ...4000 in circa; under right leaf: ...3800 circa; lower center : Coll. intilarotura p. li Cristalli; lower left corner scala di palmi [with scale indicated across lower edge]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Alternative Designs for a Metal Gate, ca. 1820; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and blue wash, graphite on cream wove paper, pricked for transfer; 39.1 × 29 cm (15 3/8 × 11 7/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-568

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