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Drawing, A Grotesque Beast

This is a drawing. It is dated ca. 1600 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is red chalk, white heightening on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

  • Plate
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2017-20-9

Its dimensions are

H x W: 15.3 × 19.9 cm (6 in. × 7 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, A Grotesque Beast; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; red chalk, white heightening on paper; H x W: 15.3 × 19.9 cm (6 in. × 7 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2487

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