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Drawing, Sepulcher in Egyptian Style with Caryatids and a Lion, ca. 1779–84

This is a Drawing. It was created by Louis-Jean Desprez. It is dated ca. 1779–84 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink; brush and brown, gray, blue-gray wash; traces of graphite support: off-white paper support: off-white 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

Sheet: 14.5 x 28.9 cm (5 11/16 x 11 3/8 in.) Image: 14.2 x 20 cm (5 9/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Drawing, Sepulcher in Egyptian Style with Caryatids and a Lion, ca. 1779–84; Louis-Jean Desprez (French, active Sweden, 1743–1804); Italy; pen and black ink; brush and brown, gray, blue-gray wash; traces of graphite support: off-white paper support: off-white paper; Sheet: 14.5 x 28.9 cm (5 11/16 x 11 3/8 in.) Image: 14.2 x 20 cm (5 9/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-3950

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