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Drawing, Altar Mensa for the Capella Paolina (Borghese Chapel), Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy

This is a Drawing. It was workshop of Antonio Asprucci. It is dated ca. 1760 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor over black chalk on 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

Mat: 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28 in.) H x W: 29.5 × 50.6 cm (11 5/8 × 19 15/16 in.) Frame H x W x D: 60.3 × 75.6 × 2.9 cm (23 3/4 × 29 3/4 × 1 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: similar to Churchill, above (405)

It is inscribed

On reverse, modern inscription in graphite: Signed in graphite, framed above: Mario Asprucci / Urna per la capella Borghesiana / a S.M. Maggiore

Cite this object as

Drawing, Altar Mensa for the Capella Paolina (Borghese Chapel), Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy; Workshop of Antonio Asprucci (Italian, 1723 – 1808); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor over black chalk on paper; Mat: 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28 in.) H x W: 29.5 × 50.6 cm (11 5/8 × 19 15/16 in.) Frame H x W x D: 60.3 × 75.6 × 2.9 cm (23 3/4 × 29 3/4 × 1 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-4290

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