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Drawing, Wall Decoration: Urn, 1777

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1777 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is watercolor over graphite, pen and black ink, ruled border in brushed black, support: white laid paper, laid down on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

  • Urn, ca. 1780
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2017-20-4

Its dimensions are

47.6 x 34 cm (18 3/4 x 13 3/8 in.) Mount(cm): 70 x 50.5 Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pink watercolor at lower margin: 1777; Pergolesi Deline. et Pinx: London Inscribed in brush and gray wash at upper right: 63

Cite this object as

Drawing, Wall Decoration: Urn, 1777; England; watercolor over graphite, pen and black ink, ruled border in brushed black, support: white laid paper, laid down on white wove paper; 47.6 x 34 cm (18 3/4 x 13 3/8 in.) Mount(cm): 70 x 50.5 Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1980-32-1473

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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