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Drawing, Design for a Capital

This is a Drawing. It was created by Léonard Chailleat. 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.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of the Advisory Council.

  • Drawing, Corinthian Capital
  • pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash on white laid paper, lined .
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1938-88-3388

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; Léonard Chailleat (Italian, active 1640 - 1650); 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.); Museum purchase through gift of the Advisory Council; 1947-57-5

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