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Drawing, Ruin Fantasy

This is a Drawing. It was created by Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain. It is dated ca. 1762 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is brush and black, gray wash, black chalk on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

Overall sheet size with additions: 34.9 x 23.2 cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.) Original Sheet size: 26.8 x 21.4 cm (10 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Ruin Fantasy; Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain (French, 1715–1759); France; brush and black, gray wash, black chalk on cream laid paper; Overall sheet size with additions: 34.9 x 23.2 cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.) Original Sheet size: 26.8 x 21.4 cm (10 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-505

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Excavating Design: 18th-century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection.

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