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This object is currently on display in room 105 as part of Mr. Pergolesi's Curious Things.


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Drawing, Ornament Scrapbook Page, ca. 1776

This is a Drawing. It was created by Michel Angelo Pergolesi.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Morgan Library & Museum as part of Mr. Pergolesi's Curious Things.

It is dated ca. 1776. Its medium is pen and brown ink, pen and black ink, graphite, on five rectangles of paper on laid paper support.. It is a part of the department.

This drawing, and the other pen-and-ink sketches in the gallery, come from a disassembled album in the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum. The album includes designs for all of Pergolesi’s ornament prints, as well as pages that the artist used as a scrapbook, where he gathered samples of ancient ornament. Here he has pasted together five panels of ornament, each extracted from printed images in Bernard de Montfaucon’s Antiquity Explained, on view nearby. Pergolesi has carefully noted the volume, page, and plate of the book where he found the designs.

It is credited Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 64.8 × 52.1 cm (25 1/2 × 20 1/2 in.)

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