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Drawing, Scale Rendering of a Composite Order Capital

This is a drawing. It was after Giocondo Albertolli. It is dated 1770–90 and we acquired it in 1948. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, graphite on cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Grafton H. Pyne. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Grafton H. Pyne.

Its dimensions are

43.5 × 28.2 cm (17 1/8 × 11 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Churchill 408

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, center left: Scala di; center right: Modulin Sre(?)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Scale Rendering of a Composite Order Capital; After Giocondo Albertolli (Italian, b. Switzerland, 1742–1839); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, graphite on cream paper; 43.5 × 28.2 cm (17 1/8 × 11 1/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Grafton H. Pyne; 1948-118-5

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