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Print, Design for a Grotto Room

This is a Print. It was designed by Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt II and engraved by I. W. Meil. It is dated 1753 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching and engraving on white laid paper tipped into 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

Sheet: 40.6 x 64.1 cm (16 in. x 25 1/4 in.) Platemark: 40.6 x 58.8 cm (16 in. x 23 1/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in plate, lower left: Hoppenhaupt, Senior 1753; lower right: I. W. Meil del et inci.

Cite this object as

Print, Design for a Grotto Room; Designed by Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt II (German, 1709–ca. 1778); Germany; etching and engraving on white laid paper tipped into cream laid paper; Sheet: 40.6 x 64.1 cm (16 in. x 25 1/4 in.) Platemark: 40.6 x 58.8 cm (16 in. x 23 1/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-221-8

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