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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. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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.

Paolo de Mattheis was the artist of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18548411/ |title=Drawing, "Cupid raising bunches of flowers with both arms", 1710–28 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=20 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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