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Drawing, Design for an Oblong Ceiling, 1773

This is a Drawing. 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 Day series in a post titled A Modern Ceiling in an Ancient Style.

This object was catalogued by Julie Pastor. 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; 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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