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Drawing, Altar Lamp, ca. 1825

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1825 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and gray ink, brush and watercolor, graphite 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

27.3 x 14.9 cm (10 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: lily (RB '45)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Altar Lamp, ca. 1825; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and gray ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on white laid paper; 27.3 x 14.9 cm (10 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-622

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

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