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Drawing, Sketches for Altars, 1725–1775

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1725–1775 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is black chalk, pen, ink 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: 34.5 × 27.8 cm (13 9/16 × 10 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in purple ink: "MUSUEM / FOR THE / ARTS OF / DECORATION"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sketches for Altars, 1725–1775; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; black chalk, pen, ink on paper; H x W: 34.5 × 27.8 cm (13 9/16 × 10 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2505

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