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Drawing, Design for a Frontispiece

This is a drawing. It was created by Pierre-Edmé Babel. It is dated ca. 1749 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and black ink wash on 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

Sheet: 8.7 x 18 cm (3 7/16 x 7 1/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It is inscribed

An inscription tablet shows the signature: "Babel del 1749."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Frontispiece; Pierre Edme Babel (French, 1720–1775); France; pen and black ink, brush and black ink wash on paper; Sheet: 8.7 x 18 cm (3 7/16 x 7 1/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-9

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