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Drawing, Design for a Ceiling Decoration

This is a Drawing. It was designed by G. M. Rolli. It is dated 1690–1720 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is black chalk, pen and ink, brush and watercolor on 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

H x W: 13.2 × 14.3 cm (5 3/16 × 5 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Written near the lower right edge: Roll-

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Ceiling Decoration; Designed by Giuseppe Maria Rolli ; Italy; black chalk, pen and ink, brush and watercolor on paper; H x W: 13.2 × 14.3 cm (5 3/16 × 5 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1231

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