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Drawing, Design for Crèche (Nativity Scene)

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1770 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and sepia wash on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

21.8 x 32.6 cm (8 9/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Crèche (Nativity Scene); Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and ink, brush and sepia wash on white paper; 21.8 x 32.6 cm (8 9/16 x 12 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-505

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