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Drawing, Design for an Altar: Elevation, with Trompe l'Oeil Plan Below, 1750–75

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1750–75 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and gray, red wash, graphite on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

47 x 36.4 cm (18 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in red ink, center left, Lugt 457c: Museum for the arts of Decoration Cooper Union

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, on plan below: cornices del quadro; scalino, Ara; Pradella (frame of the painting; step; altar; platform)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Altar: Elevation, with Trompe l'Oeil Plan Below, 1750–75; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and gray, red wash, graphite on cream laid paper; 47 x 36.4 cm (18 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1471

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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