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Drawing, Design for a Mantelpiece

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Robert Adam. It is dated ca. 1765 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink; brush and brown and gray wash; black chalk. 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

23.8 x 30.1 cm (9 3/8 x 11 7/8 in. )

It is inscribed

In pen and black ink across lower margin: The open of the chimney is 4 by 5 in proportion

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Mantelpiece; Office of Robert Adam (British, 1728 - 1792); Italy; pen and black ink; brush and brown and gray wash; black chalk; 23.8 x 30.1 cm (9 3/8 x 11 7/8 in. ); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-5294

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