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Calligraphy, Certificate of Authorization for the Title of "Von" for Johann Ferdinand Richter

This is a Calligraphy. It was engraved by Franz Mayer. We acquired it in 1962. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and watercolor over engraving on vellum, bound in velvet-covered boards with imperial seal in brass case. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

  • Desk, 19th century
  • mahogany, burl walnut, burl elm, rosewood veneers, maple, pine, ash, gilt metal.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1931-95-13

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Calligraphy, Certificate of Authorization for the Title of "Von" for Johann Ferdinand Richter; Engraved by Franz Mayer (Austrian, active 1700s); Austria; pen and ink, brush and watercolor over engraving on vellum, bound in velvet-covered boards with imperial seal in brass case; 1962-194-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Maira Kalman Selects.

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