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Drawing, Design for a Hilt and Guard of a Dress Sword with Alternative Suggestions, ca. 1780–90

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1780–90 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and wash, gold paint, traces of graphite on off-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

23.7 x 15.8 cm (9 5/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp, verso: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Hilt and Guard of a Dress Sword with Alternative Suggestions, ca. 1780–90; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and wash, gold paint, traces of graphite on off-white laid paper; 23.7 x 15.8 cm (9 5/16 x 6 1/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-872

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