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Drawing, Elevations of two sepulchral chapels, 1746-1809

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi and architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated 1746-1809 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on lined off-white laid paper. 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

27.7 x 18.3 cm (10 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d and 457e)

It is inscribed

Caption beside the obelisk: "questo finale potrà/se[r]vire anche al cimiterio/nel caso come sarebbero/ella L[ettera] "A." "A" is below the design, at right having a small scale; Written partly across the obelisk and erased: "Il secondo Piantato portrà servire anche p[er] un/cibborio;" "74" in the upper right corner.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Elevations of two sepulchral chapels, 1746-1809; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on lined off-white laid paper; 27.7 x 18.3 cm (10 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1247

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