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Drawing, Design for an Oblong Ceiling, 1773

This is a Drawing. It was designed by George Richardson. It is dated 1773 and we acquired it in 1940. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, black chalk on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Modern Ceiling in an Ancient Style.

It is credited Museum purchase from the Mary Hearn Greims Fund.

Its dimensions are

33.2 x 50.4 cm (13 1/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: similar to Churchill 411, below

It is signed

Signed in pen and ink, lower left: George. Richardson Inv. 1773

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Oblong Ceiling, 1773; Designed by George Richardson (British, ca. 1736 - 1813); England; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, black chalk on paper; 33.2 x 50.4 cm (13 1/16 x 19 13/16 in.); Museum purchase from the Mary Hearn Greims Fund; 1940-21-15

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