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Drawing, Three Putti with Tambourines and Trumpets, Design for Lunette of the Sala delle Muse, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican, 1775–1800

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Tommaso Maria Conca. It is dated 1775–1800 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is black chalk and black crayon on heavy cream paper, squared for enlargement. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

27.4 x 34.1 cm (10 13/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: BRACCIANO (the tops of letters are missing)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black chalk at lower right in a 20th c. hand: T. Conca / (23) 13

Cite this object as

Drawing, Three Putti with Tambourines and Trumpets, Design for Lunette of the Sala delle Muse, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican, 1775–1800; Designed by Tommaso Maria Conca (Italian, 1734 – 1822); Italy; black chalk and black crayon on heavy cream paper, squared for enlargement; 27.4 x 34.1 cm (10 13/16 x 13 7/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-7187

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