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Drawing, Head of a Nun

This is a Drawing. It was after Alessandro Marchesini. It is dated 1750–1800 and we acquired it in 1948. Its medium is red chalk 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

22.6 × 15.9 cm (8 7/8 × 6 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: F C within a heart Stamp, verso: Giovanni Lombardi, Firenze

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: Marchesini; verso: Marchesini Bolognese fece

Cite this object as

Drawing, Head of a Nun; After Alessandro Marchesini (Italian, 1663–1738); Italy; red chalk on cream paper; 22.6 × 15.9 cm (8 7/8 × 6 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Grafton H. Pyne; 1948-118-87

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