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Drawing, Head of Christ, 1700–29

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Marc Antonio Franceschini. It is dated 1700–29 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is red chalk 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

10.2 × 7.3 cm (4 × 2 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in blue ink, upper left: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration; collector's mark, lower right: CUM

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, lower margin: Il Franceschini fece:

Cite this object as

Drawing, Head of Christ, 1700–29; Designed by Marc Antonio Franceschini (Italian, 1648 – 1729); Italy; red chalk on paper; 10.2 × 7.3 cm (4 × 2 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2946

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