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What is this?

Figure of an angel wearing a chiton tied under her breast and gathered at the hips, leaning left with right leg extended before left leg.

This is a drawing from Italy. It is dated ca. 1553 and we acquired it in 2009. Bequest of Joseph F. McCrindle. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

red chalk on dark cream laid paper

Its dimensions are

27.3 x 12.3 cm (10 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Signed in black ink, lower right: dorosi [?] [illegible]

This object was attributed to Battista Franco

This object was catalogued by Karin Zonis and agent: John Rowe and bequest of Joseph F. McCrindle

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Drawing, "Drapery Study for the Angel of the Annunciation", ca. 1553 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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