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Drawing, Seated Putto with Medallion, ca. 1783

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated ca. 1783 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper, lined. 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

27.6 x 18.4 cm (10 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d)

It is inscribed

Att right: "Base di Rossi, vivo di/ porfido cameo in/ mezzo Putto sopra/ di Argento con cor/ muscopio di/ metallo"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Seated Putto with Medallion, ca. 1783; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper, lined; 27.6 x 18.4 cm (10 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-596

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