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Drawing, Design for a Grotesque Frieze, 1740–1775

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1740–1775 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray watercolor on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

8.5 × 20.2 cm (3 3/8 × 7 15/16 in.) Mat: 45.8 × 35.3 cm (18 1/16 × 13 7/8 in.)

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Drawing, Design for a Grotesque Frieze, 1740–1775; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray watercolor on cream laid paper; 8.5 × 20.2 cm (3 3/8 × 7 15/16 in.) Mat: 45.8 × 35.3 cm (18 1/16 × 13 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1224

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