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Drawing, Perspective Design for a Painted Dome and Cupola of a Church, early 18th century

This is a Drawing. It is dated early 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled The Dome and Cupola that Were Not There.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

  • Drawing (Italy)
  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, black chalk, graphite on....
  • 1938-88-3578

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Its dimensions are

43.5 × 43.3 cm (17 1/8 × 17 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: J HONIG ZOONEN

Cite this object as

Drawing, Perspective Design for a Painted Dome and Cupola of a Church, early 18th century; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on off-white laid paper; 43.5 × 43.3 cm (17 1/8 × 17 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-3461

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