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Drawing, Design for Grotesque Decoration

This is a Drawing. It is dated mid–late 16th century and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is pen and brown ink, black chalk on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of the Misses Leupp and Mary Turlay Robinson and from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Fund.

  • Drawing, Design for Grotesque Decoration
  • pen and brown ink, black chalk on off-white laid paper, mounted on laid paper .
  • Museum purchase through gift of the Misses Leupp and Mary Turlay Robinson and....
  • 1994-64-1

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17.3 × 10.6 cm (6 13/16 × 4 3/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.) matted with 1994-64-1 and 1994-64-2

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite by a later hand, lower right of mount (bearing 3 drawings, -1-2-3): Gianantonio da Brescria/cf. Nicola Modena; at lower right on mount beneath each drawing, 13.5x8.0 cm (top); 179x92 mm (LL); 173 x 107 mm (LR). Numbers partially erased beneath each drawing on mount at LL, 44 233/44 233a/44 233b. Numerals in graphite at lower left of mount sheet: 286 /inv 1g 87 (?); lower right, 100

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Grotesque Decoration; Italy; pen and brown ink, black chalk on laid paper; H x W x D: 17.3 × 10.6 cm (6 13/16 × 4 3/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.) matted with 1994-64-1 and 1994-64-2; Museum purchase through gift of the Misses Leupp and Mary Turlay Robinson and from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Fund; 1994-64-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Fragile Beasts.

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