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Drawing, Design for a Fountain with the Labors of Hercules, 1562

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1562 and we acquired it in 1942. Its medium is black chalk on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 43.3 x 27.8 cm (17 1/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Collector's stamp in black ink, lower right recto: Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Cooper Union in purple (Lugt suppl. 457e) lower center verso. Watermark: Star in diamond in circle (Heawood 3875); similar to Briquet 6097.

It is inscribed

In pen and brown ink at upper right [noted as in two different inks and by two different hands by Rudolf Berliner, 1945]: Baccio 46; in black chalk to left of globe: 22; to left of Hercules right leg: 6; below fountain bowl, right: 8; on base, center: 5; below base center right: 5.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Fountain with the Labors of Hercules, 1562; Previously owned by Sir Joshua Reynolds ; Italy; black chalk on off-white laid paper; Sheet: 43.3 x 27.8 cm (17 1/16 x 10 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1942-36-1

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

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