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Drawing, Study 149-137#1

This is a drawing. It was designed by John De Cesare. It is dated April 3, 1965 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is color pencil, graphite on cream wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

In this study the artist has used measures from his transcription of the vocal part of the "Star Spangled Banner" for the design of a capital for a column.

This object was donated by Estate of John De Cesare. It is credited Gift of the Estate of John De Cesare.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 42.5 × 35.2 cm (16 3/4 × 13 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, bottom: S149-137 no. 1 - Trial Study - Eb - T 3/4 - TT - T 3/4 p 3/8 - T3/16 P1/4 - Scale - FS - 4 - 3- 65 - JdC c.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study 149-137#1; Designed by John De Cesare (American, b. Italy, 1890–1972); USA; color pencil, graphite on cream wove paper; H x W: 42.5 × 35.2 cm (16 3/4 × 13 7/8 in.); Gift of the Estate of John De Cesare; 1982-25-90

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