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Drawing, Design of Wall Decoration and Equestrian Monument for Law Courts, Naples, Italy, ca. 1750

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giovanni Battista Natali III. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, graphite on ivory paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

44.5 x 59.8 cm (17 1/2 x 23 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: Sala della Vicheria / di Napoli dipinta da Gio. Batta. Natali; in pen and brown ink, verso: natali

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design of Wall Decoration and Equestrian Monument for Law Courts, Naples, Italy, ca. 1750; Designed by Giovanni Battista Natali III (Italian, 1698 - 1765); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, graphite on ivory paper; 44.5 x 59.8 cm (17 1/2 x 23 9/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-25

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

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