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Ceiling Design

Artist:
Jacob de Wit (Dutch, Amsterdam 1695–1754 Amsterdam)
Date:
early 18th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of red chalk. Quadruple framing line in pen and black ink.
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 7/8 x 8 1/2 in. (30.2 x 21.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Richard Krautheimer, 1969
Accession Number:
69.296
Not on view
Inscription: Verso center in pencil in the hand of Dr. Ludwig Pollack: Auction Kloschinsky / Rome 27/XI/19 / Jacob de Witte / NXX / 264068
Verso lower center in pencil No=71
Verso lower left in pencil: D
Verso bottom center in pen and brown ink: plaffon voor de Heer / Elias tot Schiedam / 1737 geschildert

Marking: Verso lower right x3: collector's mark of Dr. Ludwig Pollack, Rome (L.supl. 788b)
Verso at upper margin: unidentified collector's mark GV (L.supl.1222a)
Kloschinsky, Rome; Dr. Ludwig Pollak (Czech, Prague 1868–1943 Rome)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971," January 18, 1972–April 16, 1972.

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