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Drawing, Fragment of Entablature in the Classical Style, ca. 1770–90

This is a Drawing. It was created by Unknown. It is dated ca. 1770–90 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and blue, brown, and gray wash, slight traces of 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.

  • Mount (France), ca. 1810
  • cast and gilt bronze mounted on carved wood block.
  • Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Alexander.
  • 1907-1-40

Its dimensions are

17.1 x 26.9 cm (6 3/4 x 10 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

watermark: G B P (?)

It is inscribed

Numbered at upper right in pen and black ink: 91

Cite this object as

Drawing, Fragment of Entablature in the Classical Style, ca. 1770–90; Unknown (Italian); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and blue, brown, and gray wash, slight traces of graphite on white laid paper; 17.1 x 26.9 cm (6 3/4 x 10 9/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-4600

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Excavating Design: 18th-century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection.

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