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Drawing, An Orca at Ostia, ca. 1590

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus. It is dated ca. 1590 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and bistre wash on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Battling with an Orca.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 10.3 × 13.8 cm (4 1/16 × 5 7/16 in.)

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Drawing, An Orca at Ostia, ca. 1590; Designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, active Italy, 1523–1605); Netherlands; pen and ink, brush and bistre wash on paper; H x W: 10.3 × 13.8 cm (4 1/16 × 5 7/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-114

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