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Drawing, Alternative Design for the High Altar, Santa Maria del Priorato, Rome, Italy, 1762–64

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1762–64 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, black chalk on white laid paper. 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

67.1 x 45.9 cm (26 7/16 x 18 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Marks: IV and Strasburg lily with beehive hanging below, above C I HONIG (RB '45)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Alternative Design for the High Altar, Santa Maria del Priorato, Rome, Italy, 1762–64; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, black chalk on white laid paper; 67.1 x 45.9 cm (26 7/16 x 18 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-3497

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

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