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Drawing, Design for a Brooch, late 18th century

This is a Drawing. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on 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.

Our curators have highlighted 14 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Brooch
  • rose-cut diamonds, cut silver, gold wire.
  • 1962-26-1

Its dimensions are

17 x 24.1 cm (6 11/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Part of watermark: Strasburg lily

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Brooch, late 18th century; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on paper; 17 x 24.1 cm (6 11/16 x 9 1/2 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-864

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