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Drawing, Sketches for a gateway for a prison erected by Pope Pius VI

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Giuseppe Barberi. We acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, red ink. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

Image: 20.9 x 25.8 cm (8 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Bird over triple mount flanked by D G, in ovoid; on top: crown Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457e)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in the frieze: PIVS VI P M FECIT A[nno] Inscribed in the front side of the pedestal: PVI

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sketches for a gateway for a prison erected by Pope Pius VI; Architect: Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, red ink; Image: 20.9 x 25.8 cm (8 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1073

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