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Calligraphy, Certificate of Authorization for the Title of "Von" for Johann Ferdinand Richter, April 7, 1785

This is a Calligraphy. It was engraved by Franz Mayer. It is dated April 7, 1785 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and watercolor over engraving on vellum, bound in velvet-covered boards with imperial seal in brass case. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Erskine Hewitt.

  • Desk, 19th century
  • mahogany, burl walnut, burl elm, rosewood veneers, maple, pine, ash, gilt metal.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1931-95-13

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Its dimensions are

(closed): 37 x 33 cm (14 9/16 in. x 13 in.) (diam. of case): 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)

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Calligraphy, Certificate of Authorization for the Title of "Von" for Johann Ferdinand Richter, April 7, 1785; Engraved by Franz Mayer (Austrian, active 1700s); Austria; pen and ink, brush and watercolor over engraving on vellum, bound in velvet-covered boards with imperial seal in brass case; (closed): 37 x 33 cm (14 9/16 in. x 13 in.) (diam. of case): 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Erskine Hewitt; 1962-194-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Maira Kalman Selects.

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