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Drawing, Ornament Design

This is a Drawing. It was created by Michelangelo Pergolesi. It is dated 1776 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is pen and black ink, watercolor, graphite, ruled border in pen and black support: white laid paper laid down on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

Its dimensions are

47.5 x 33.5 cm (18 11/16 x 13 3/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: Pirgolesi 1776 Del. et pinx; at top right corner, pen and lack ink: 20

Cite this object as

Drawing, Ornament Design; Michelangelo Pergolesi (Italian, active ca. 1760–1801); Italy; pen and black ink, watercolor, graphite, ruled border in pen and black support: white laid paper laid down on white wove paper; 47.5 x 33.5 cm (18 11/16 x 13 3/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1980-32-1430

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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