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Drawing, Eagle and Snake

This is a drawing. It is dated ca. 1805 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is black crayon, pen and ink, brush and sepia on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

  • Dessert Fork (France)
  • silver, gilt silver.
  • Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program,....
  • 1996-56-10

Its dimensions are

H x W: 33.7 × 21.2 cm (13 1/4 × 8 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Bottom right corner: 176

Cite this object as

Drawing, Eagle and Snake; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; black crayon, pen and ink, brush and sepia on paper; H x W: 33.7 × 21.2 cm (13 1/4 × 8 3/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-508

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