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Drawing, Design for Library Ceiling, Benton House, Northumberland, England, ca. 1775

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1775 and we acquired it in 1940. Its medium is brush and watercolor, pen and ink, black chalk on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from the Mary Hearn Greims Fund.

Its dimensions are

32.2 x 44.2 cm (12 11/16 x 17 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Strasburg lily; below: G R

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: Ceiling of Library for Thomas Charles Bigge Esque at Benton; in red color pencil, verso: no. 20

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Drawing, Design for Library Ceiling, Benton House, Northumberland, England, ca. 1775; England; brush and watercolor, pen and ink, black chalk on paper; 32.2 x 44.2 cm (12 11/16 x 17 3/8 in.); Museum purchase from the Mary Hearn Greims Fund; 1940-21-12

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