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Drawing, Monstrance

This is a drawing. It was created by Pietro Belli. It is dated 1820–28 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, gray wash, graphite support: light green 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

63.5 x 20 cm (25 x 7 7/8 in.) dims. vary Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Monstrance; Pietro Belli (Italian, 1780–1828); Italy; pen and brown ink, gray wash, graphite support: light green wove paper; 63.5 x 20 cm (25 x 7 7/8 in.) dims. vary Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-8173

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

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