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Drawing, Project for a Fountain, ca. 1780

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and watercolor, gouache on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Various Donors. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

57.8 x 42. 2 cm (22 3/4x 16 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Strasbourg lily below a bell and JHZ

Cite this object as

Drawing, Project for a Fountain, ca. 1780; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and watercolor, gouache on off-white laid paper; 57.8 x 42. 2 cm (22 3/4x 16 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-364

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