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Drawing, Design for a Table Centerpiece, 1790-1795

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi and architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated 1790-1795 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

19.8 x 27.4 cm (7 13/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Left center: "Fontana di At"r"(l)ante/con Couchiglia e/vaschetta di c(h)ristal di/monte" (Fountain of Atlas with shells and cup in rock-quartz); Right top: "putto (?) di A9r0genti cin Cornucopio(a) di Argento/Cassettoni con zab(b)eschi di argento/Avanti" (Putto in silver/ Cornucopia also in silver. Drawers with silver ornaments. Front)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Table Centerpiece, 1790-1795; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on lined off-white laid paper; 19.8 x 27.4 cm (7 13/16 x 10 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1431

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