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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

9.9 x 16.5 cm (3 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

At top of sarcophagus is a band with the inscription: "LVIGI XI."

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; 9.9 x 16.5 cm (3 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1353

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