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Drawing, Eight designs for altar mensae, 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. 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

27.3 x 19.9 cm (10 3/4 x 7 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: escutcheon with a bird above three-mount; on top a crown (RB'45) Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d)

It is inscribed

Lower right corner: 107 At top: Prato della valle Verso at left: Anfiteatro Flavio fatto a trapezio/P geom 346800/va Verso at right: Piazza Navona, Campo vaccino, S. Pietro col colonno Do senza colonnato (RB'45)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Eight designs for altar mensae, 1746-1809; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash; 27.3 x 19.9 cm (10 3/4 x 7 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1365

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