Anonymous, Italian, first half of the 18th century or early 19th century
Pen and black ink, brush with gray wash and watercolor, over graphite. Measurement scale drawn along lower border
sheet: 10 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (26.3 x 17 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1948
Not on view
Design for a ceiling in which several variations are presented. Three options are presented for the central decoration, all with flower vases, which can be combined with one of four different options for a decorative frame.
Marking: Watermark: Yes.
Album previously owned by Hippolyte-Alexandre-Gabriel-Walter Destailleur (French, Paris, 1822–1893); Vendor: Album sold by Martin Breslauer, London
Catalogue de dessins et tableaux provenant de la Collection de Feu M. Hippolyte Destailleur: Dessins d'architecture et de décoration vues de Paris et des environs déssins de differents genres Sale cat. Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Paris, 1896.