Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1901

  • Work on this object began.

2022

Letter

This is a Letter. It was written by Giovanni Piancastelli. It is dated January 18, 1901. Its medium is ink on paper. It is a part of the department.

Giovanni Piancastelli was an Italian artist and collector, as well as the first director of the Borghese Gallery in Rome. The sisters purchased more than 3,500 works from him for the museum, representing the first significant group of design drawings to enter an American museum collection. In this letter to Sarah, he describes each lot for sale from his collection of drawings.

It is credited Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 21 × 13.7 cm (8 1/4 × 5 3/8 in.)

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