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Drawing, Wall Elevation, Probably for the Noble Cabinet, Palazzo Altieri, 1787–1793

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi and architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated 1787–1793 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink on off-white laid paper, lined. 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

Image: 20.2 x 27.7 cm (7 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: lily in double circle, above a Greek cross with long horizontal arms; Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d) Watermark: lily in double circle, above a geometrical shape (RB'45)

It is inscribed

Lower right corner: 48 At right: Gabinetto scartato perche/ e troppo ricco, i pilastri devono/ essere di marmo pario i fon/ di di porfido verde, con/ Rabeschi di metallo do/ rato. Sopra e in mezzo una fi-/ gura di mosaico, e i due cinoli/ [di cancelled] due camei in alabastro, le cor-/ nici di marmo intagliate, ed (?) li/ tondi di metallo, le mostre/ ?n?dini di marmo intagliate, la vulta con stucchi/ dorati, e quadri. (RB'45) Alternate transcription of inscription on catalogue card.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Wall Elevation, Probably for the Noble Cabinet, Palazzo Altieri, 1787–1793; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink on off-white laid paper, lined; Image: 20.2 x 27.7 cm (7 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1634

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