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Drawing, Design for a Silver Candl

This is a drawing. It was attributed to Giuseppe Gagliardi and Giovanni Bettati and attributions: Vittorio Maria Bigari. It is dated 1725–40 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brown wash, black chalk support: white laid paper, joined at center. 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

85.2 x 26.8 cm (33 9/16 x 10 9/16 in.) Mat: 91.4 x 71.1 cm (36 x 28 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Silver Candl; Attributed to Giovanni Bettati (ca. 1700 – 1777), Giuseppe Gagliardi (1697 – 1749); Attributions: Vittorio Maria Bigari (1692–1776); Italy; pen and brown ink, brown wash, black chalk support: white laid paper, joined at center; 85.2 x 26.8 cm (33 9/16 x 10 9/16 in.) Mat: 91.4 x 71.1 cm (36 x 28 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-3498

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

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