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Drawing, Iron Gates of the Mint, Paris, ca. 1776

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Jacques-Denis Antoine. It is dated ca. 1776 and we acquired it in 1923. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and blue, brown, gray wash, with black chalk indications on paper with mounted overleaf. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Marquis Val Verde de la Sierra. It is credited Gift of Marquis Val Verde de la Sierra.

Its dimensions are

60.4 x 42.6 cm (23 3/4 x 16 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark on main sheet: an escutcheon with a fleur-de-lis in the center on top wioth the chiffre similar to Churchill 194; watermark on overleaf: hanging bunch of grapes.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, entablature in the lunette: HOTEL DES MONNOIES.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Iron Gates of the Mint, Paris, ca. 1776; Designed by Jacques-Denis Antoine (French, 1773–1801); France; pen and black ink, brush and blue, brown, gray wash, with black chalk indications on paper with mounted overleaf; 60.4 x 42.6 cm (23 3/4 x 16 3/4 in.); Gift of Marquis Val Verde de la Sierra; 1923-51-2

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