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Print, "Vase reposant sur deux Sphinx adossés", plate 2 from the series Vasi..., 1768, published 1770

This is a Print. It was architect: Jean-Laurent Legeay. It is dated 1768, published 1770 and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is etching on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Whitney Warren Jr. and transferred from Cooper Union Library. It is credited Gift of Whitney Warren.

Its dimensions are

30.3 x 21.5 cm (11 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Plate mark

Cite this object as

Print, "Vase reposant sur deux Sphinx adossés", plate 2 from the series Vasi..., 1768, published 1770; Architect: Jean-Laurent Legeay (French, ca. 1710–86); France; etching on paper; 30.3 x 21.5 cm (11 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Gift of Whitney Warren; 1958-136-1-n

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Excavating Design: 18th-century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection.

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