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Design for an Urn

Artist:
George Heinrich von Kirn (German, 1736–1793)
Date:
ca. 1770–90
Medium:
Black chalk, brush and watercolor; framing lines in pen and black ink.
Dimensions:
19 3/4 x 14 1/16 in. (50.2 x 35.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Raphael Esmerian, 1963
Accession Number:
63.547.1
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at lower right: "Kirn Cad: d'Artill: delin:"; in pen and red ink at lower right: "4"; on verso in graphite: "George Heinrich von Kirn".
Prince Albert Casimir August of Saxony, Duke of Teschen (German, 1738–1822); Prince Charles de Ligne (Austrian, 1735–1814); Armand Sigwalt (1875–1952)Sale, Gilhofer & Ranschburg, Lucerne, Switzerland, Nov. 28-29, 1934, lot 365.; Donor: Raphael Esmerian
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. "All That Glitters is Not Gold: The Art, Form, and Function of Gilt Bronze in the French Interior," July 26, 2004–February 20, 2005.

Liechtenstein Museum. "The Ceremonial Silver of Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen: A Triumph of the European Silversmith's Art," December 3, 2010–April 26, 2011.

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