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Drawing, Sheet of architectural sketches

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Giuseppe Valadier. It is dated ca. 1800–20 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and bistre ink on gray-brown paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

44.1 × 29.6 cm (17 3/8 × 11 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Above the polygonal hall: Schizzi diversi da Purgare

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sheet of architectural sketches; Designed by Giuseppe Valadier (Italian, 1762–1839); Italy; pen and bistre ink on gray-brown paper; 44.1 × 29.6 cm (17 3/8 × 11 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-1670

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