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Drawing, Design for a Feather Hairdress, late 18th century

This is a Drawing. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and sepia wash on 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.

  • Vase, ca. 1895
  • mouth-blown favrile glass.
  • Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.
  • 1975-32-9
  • Plume, 1926
  • diamonds, platinum.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.4

Its dimensions are

13 × 8.5 cm (5 1/8 × 3 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Partial watermark: E D [?]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, upper left: Penna p testa

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Feather Hairdress, late 18th century; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and sepia wash on paper; 13 × 8.5 cm (5 1/8 × 3 3/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-874

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