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Drawing, Caravan at Rest Near a Herm

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. It is dated ca. 1640 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and bistre wash on paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

41.5 × 27.7 cm (16 5/16 × 10 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Brandeqec mark, verso

It is signed

Signed with initials in pen and ink, upper left: G.B.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, lower right: D.4

Cite this object as

Drawing, Caravan at Rest Near a Herm; Designed by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Italian, 1609–1664); Italy; pen and ink, brush and bistre wash on paper, lined; 41.5 × 27.7 cm (16 5/16 × 10 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-7096

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