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Drawing, Design for Candelabrum and Panel of Grotesques

This is a Drawing. It is dated early 16th century and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is pen and brown ink on paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Walter Leo Hildburgh.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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  • 1994-64-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 26.4 × 20 cm (10 3/8 × 7 7/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: siren within a circle (cf. Briquet no. 13833; Rome, 1490-98, Udine, 1493)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Candelabrum and Panel of Grotesques; Italy; pen and brown ink on paper, lined; H x W x D: 26.4 × 20 cm (10 3/8 × 7 7/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Walter Leo Hildburgh; 1956-41-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Fragile Beasts.

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