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Drawing, Design for a Capital, 1640–50

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1640–50 and we acquired it in 1947. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and wash on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Its dimensions are

17.8 x 12.2 cm (7 in. x 4 13/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in brown ink, left: Leonardus / Challius / Galus

It is inscribed

Inscribed in brown ink, around perimeter of drawing: A molto magnifico / Quó liber et meus et qui color / Leonardus Challius Galus / Sa bene parles tuos mio / Ingusi due sue cholore che non / il segue la viene et tardi al fine / se ne pensi Esse la Comminciamenti (?); upper margin, right: 32.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Capital, 1640–50; France; pen and brown ink, brush and wash on cream laid paper; 17.8 x 12.2 cm (7 in. x 4 13/16 in.); 1947-57-5

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