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1911

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Drawing, Design for a circular ceiling

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Gilles Paul Cauvet. It is dated 1785 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

30.6 × 60.3 cm (12 1/16 × 23 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a circular ceiling; Designed by Gilles Paul Cauvet (French, 1731 - 1788); Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); France; pen and ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on laid paper; 30.6 × 60.3 cm (12 1/16 × 23 3/4 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-17

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