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Drawing, Monument of King Louis XVI of France, ca. 1795

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi and architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated ca. 1795 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

27.6 x 20.3 cm (10 7/8 x 8 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d and 457e); Watermark: Bird above triple mount in circle; below "F"

It is inscribed

In the tablet at the front is the inscription: "LVIGI XV". In the upper right corner: "24" with a probably insignificant first stroke.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Monument of King Louis XVI of France, ca. 1795; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on lined off-white laid paper; 27.6 x 20.3 cm (10 7/8 x 8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1333

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