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Drawing, Elevation of the Wall of a Bedroom with Alcove, ca. 1780

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Pierre Ranson. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and gouache, black wash, graphite on white heightening on 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

28.1 x 47 cm (11 1/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Signed, bottom left, ink: "ranson"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Elevation of the Wall of a Bedroom with Alcove, ca. 1780; Designed by Pierre Ranson (French, 1736–1786); France; pen and brown ink, brush and gouache, black wash, graphite on white heightening on paper; 28.1 x 47 cm (11 1/16 x 18 1/2 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-262

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