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Drawing, Design for a Brooch in Shape of a Feather, late 18th century

This is a Drawing. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on laid 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

16.7 x 13 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Upper part of watermark: similar to Churchill -321

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Brooch in Shape of a Feather, late 18th century; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on laid paper; 16.7 x 13 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-804

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