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Drawing, Project for the Painted Decoration of the Ceiling of a Hall (Painted Oval Ceiling), 1761

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1761 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray and black wash on two sheets of off-white heavy laid paper joined together horizonatally, lined. 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 from the collection of Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt.

  • Drawing (Italy)
  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, black chalk, graphite on....
  • 1938-88-3578

Its dimensions are

41.3 x 61.6 cm (16 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

watermark: visible is one similar to Churchill 433 left.

It is inscribed

Verso: in pen and brown ink, several lines of handwritten text in an 18th century hand: Vue...&... / pour le developpement / du plafond du / projet de M. Pierre / le 7 Aout [?] 1761 / Canu [?]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Project for the Painted Decoration of the Ceiling of a Hall (Painted Oval Ceiling), 1761; France; pen and black ink, brush and gray and black wash on two sheets of off-white heavy laid paper joined together horizonatally, lined; 41.3 x 61.6 cm (16 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt from the collection of Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt; 1931-70-37

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