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.)