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Drawing, Project for an altar: intended to be executed with colored marble and gilded bronze

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1780–1800 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pencil, pen, black ink, brush and various water colors on light creamy 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: 17.9 × 14 cm (7 1/16 × 5 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Project for an altar: intended to be executed with colored marble and gilded bronze; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pencil, pen, black ink, brush and various water colors on light creamy paper.; H x W: 17.9 × 14 cm (7 1/16 × 5 1/2 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2559

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