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Drawing, Design for a Mantelpiece, late 16th century

This is a Drawing. It is dated late 16th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and black wash, black chalk on cream 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

24.5 x 20.8 cm (9 5/8 x 8 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: two crossed arrows ending in small knobs, traces of a star [?]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Mantelpiece, late 16th century; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and black wash, black chalk on cream paper; 24.5 x 20.8 cm (9 5/8 x 8 3/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-6412

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