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Drawing, Frame and chandelier; male portrait bust, ca. 1790

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Barberi and architect: Giuseppe Barberi. It is dated ca. 1790 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash 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: 25.8 x 19.1 cm (10 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: two-pointed anchor with C and A above the points in ovoid, above six-pointed star, below F; Verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (Lugt#457d)

It is inscribed

Inscribed, upper left: 48

Cite this object as

Drawing, Frame and chandelier; male portrait bust, ca. 1790; Designed by Giuseppe Barberi (Italian, 1746–1809); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper, lined; Image: 25.8 x 19.1 cm (10 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1929

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