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1938

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for an Earring

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1820–30 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and gray watercolor 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.

Its dimensions are

9.5 × 5.5 cm (3 3/4 × 2 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, upper left: f 500

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Earring; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926), Edward Brandegee, Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee (American, 1871–1956); Italy; pen and ink, brush and gray watercolor on paper; 9.5 × 5.5 cm (3 3/4 × 2 3/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-883

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Duro Olowu Selects.

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