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What is this?

First preliminary sketch, full scale for a cartoon depicting the Four Elements.

This is a drawing from France. It is dated 1810–20. Gift of Bridget Mahon.

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Its medium is

pen and black ink, brush and grey wash on cream laid paper, mounted

Its dimensions are

98.2 x 84.2 cm (38 11/16 x 33 1/8 in.)

This object was possibly by Bonaventure M. Lebert and manufactured by Hartmann et Fils Manufactory

This object was donated by Bridget Mahon

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