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Drawing, Design for Overmirror Decoration for the Noble Cabinet, Palazzo Altieri

This is a drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi and architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated 1789–1793 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash 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

Image: 20.1 x 22.5 cm (7 15/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: bird above triple mount, beside C A (?), below backwards E-shape; Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Overmirror Decoration for the Noble Cabinet, Palazzo Altieri; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper; Image: 20.1 x 22.5 cm (7 15/16 x 8 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1843

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