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Drawing, Design for an Altar, 1700–57

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1700–57 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is brush and gray wash, pen and gray ink, black chalk on 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

65.3 x 30.6 cm (25 11/16 x 12 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: stag shown in profile, in circle

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Altar, 1700–57; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; brush and gray wash, pen and gray ink, black chalk on paper; 65.3 x 30.6 cm (25 11/16 x 12 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-3486

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