This object is currently on display in room 105 as part of Mr. Pergolesi's Curious Things. There are 3 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

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1980

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Drawing, Ornament Design, Rinceau Panel between Roman Standards

This is a Drawing. It was created by Michel Angelo Pergolesi. It is dated 1776 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and watercolor, over graphite on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Cooper Hewitt is home to 67 large watercolor drawings by Pergolesi, a series of brilliantly hued ornament drawings created in 1776–77. These drawings inspired Pergolesi’s most enduring project: a set of influential ornament prints published over the span of more than 20 years. This design appears as the second plate in the series, which has had various titles but is generally known today as his Designs for Various Ornaments.

It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

Its dimensions are

Center Design Motif: 26.4 × 7.1 cm (10 3/8 × 2 13/16 in.) Mount: 71.8 × 50.8 cm (28 1/4 in. × 20 in.) Sheet: 48.3 × 34.3 cm (19 in. × 13 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Ornament Design, Rinceau Panel between Roman Standards; Michel Angelo Pergolesi (Italian, active ca. 1760–1801); pen and ink, brush and watercolor, over graphite on laid paper; Center Design Motif: 26.4 × 7.1 cm (10 3/8 × 2 13/16 in.) Mount: 71.8 × 50.8 cm (28 1/4 in. × 20 in.) Sheet: 48.3 × 34.3 cm (19 in. × 13 1/2 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1980-32-1418

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