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Drawing, Design for Embroidery of Overskirt, for Fabrique de St. Ruf, ca. 1785

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1785 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

55.0 x 48.8 cm (21 5/8 x 19 3/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Watermarks: indistinct in these lines: FIN AV AUVERGNE (?) and: a chain suspended from a cross forming a circle in which are the letters IDI.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Embroidery of Overskirt, for Fabrique de St. Ruf, ca. 1785; France; brush and gouache, graphite on paper; 55.0 x 48.8 cm (21 5/8 x 19 3/16 in. ); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1920-36-20

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