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What is this?

Cupid shown from the front, standing upon a base looking upward.

This is a drawing from Italy. It is dated 1710–28 and we acquired it in 1938. Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

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Its medium is

red chalk, graphite on paper

Its dimensions are

13 x 9.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

watermark: two-pointed anchor in ovoid; above six-pointed star. Below: "F"

It is signed

Signed in graphite, vertically at left: Paolo de Matteis F.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: 209; lower right: g.180.

This object was created by Paolo de Mattheis

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