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Drawing, Design for a Decorative Motif

This is a drawing. It was after Carlo Bianconi and Angelo Ferri. It is dated 1770–90 and we acquired it in 1948. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and grey 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

16.6 × 25.5 cm (6 9/16 × 10 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Eight-pointed star

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left (cut off): CB

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Decorative Motif; After Carlo Bianconi (Italian, 1732–1802); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and grey wash, graphite on cream paper; 16.6 × 25.5 cm (6 9/16 × 10 1/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Grafton H. Pyne; 1948-118-6

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