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Drawing, Design for Architectural Motif

This is a Drawing. It was attributed to Gilles-Marie Oppenord. It is dated ca. 1710 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is red chalk, pen and brown ink on paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Regal Post.

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

Its dimensions are

17.5 x 26.9 cm (6 7/8 x 10 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

On verso, written: "Babel."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Architectural Motif; Attributed to Gilles-Marie Oppenord (French, 1672–1742); France; red chalk, pen and brown ink on paper, lined; 17.5 x 26.9 cm (6 7/8 x 10 9/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-238

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