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Drawing, Design for a Brooch

This is a drawing. It was attributed to Carlo Ansorge. It is dated 1860–65 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, watercolor, graphite, ruled borders in graphite on white wove 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

6.7 x 15.4 cm (2 5/8 x 6 1/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Upper margin, center, a blind stamp: C. Ansorge/Giojelliere orefice/Roma/ Piazza de Spagnia 72 Verso: Museum for the Arts of Decoration

It is inscribed

In graphite, center above embossed stamp: Ansorge/Giojelliere Orefice/Roma/Piazza di Spagnia 72

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Brooch; Attributed to Carlo Ansorge (German, active Rome, 1800–89); Italy; pen and brown ink, watercolor, graphite, ruled borders in graphite on white wove paper; 6.7 x 15.4 cm (2 5/8 x 6 1/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-6356

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

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