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1942

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Drawing, Study of Hand for "Early Christian Martyrs"

This is a Drawing. It was created by Daniel Huntington. It is dated 1839–40 and we acquired it in 1942. Its medium is graphite and white chalk on gray-brown paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

44.1 x 30 cm (17 3/8 x 11 13/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite with initials, lower center: DH

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: for St Peter in Prison

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study of Hand for "Early Christian Martyrs"; Daniel Huntington (American, 1816–1906); Italy; graphite and white chalk on gray-brown paper; 44.1 x 30 cm (17 3/8 x 11 13/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1942-50-72

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