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Drawing, A Classical Temple

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, over black chalk on 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.

  • Drawing, Temple of Curiosity
  • pen and black ink, brush and brown wash, blue watercolor, graphite on....
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
  • 1911-28-463
  • Mirror (England)
  • carved, gessoed and gilt deal, mirror glass, metal.
  • Gift of Unknown Donor.
  • n-a-5057

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black chalk at lower right: Con Sotterraneo; indication of scale in pen and black ink at lower center.

Cite this object as

Drawing, A Classical Temple; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, over black chalk on paper; Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-7161

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