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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

9 x 23.6 cm (3 9/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Top right: "Le Colonne al pesso di mezzo/con li fuini ni angelo (?)" (The center piece will have columns and symbolizations of rivers in the corners).

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; 9 x 23.6 cm (3 9/16 x 9 5/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1435

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