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Drawing, Bell tower, probably for Ferdinand IV of Naples

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1785 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, green chalk, on laid 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

54.9 × 36.7 cm (21 5/8 × 14 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Dated in pen and brown ink on plaque in center of tower: 1785; indication of scale across lower margin

Cite this object as

Drawing, Bell tower, probably for Ferdinand IV of Naples; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Germany; pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, green chalk, on laid paper; 54.9 × 36.7 cm (21 5/8 × 14 7/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-3455

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