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Drawing, Two Variants of a Facade of S. Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome

This is a drawing. It was attributed to Antonio Asprucci. It is dated 1771–72 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, graphite on 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

52.5 x 36.7 cm (20 11/16 x 14 7/16 in.) image: 49.1 x 32.4 Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermarks: Strasburg lily (close to Churchill 403).

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, below image: scale referencing dimensions; on either side of scale: in palmi [...] Romani.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Two Variants of a Facade of S. Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome; Attributed to Antonio Asprucci (Italian, 1723 – 1808); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, graphite on white laid paper; 52.5 x 36.7 cm (20 11/16 x 14 7/16 in.) image: 49.1 x 32.4 Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-3475

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

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