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Drawing, Design for an Altar Mensa, 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, graphite on 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

10.3 x 16.1 cm (4 1/16 x 6 5/16 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: "M."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Altar Mensa, 1746-1809; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on off-white laid paper; 10.3 x 16.1 cm (4 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1368

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