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Design for a Portable Screen

Artist:
Giovanni Battista Natali III (Italian, Pontremoli, Tuscany 1698–1765 Naples)
Date:
1698–1765
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, over traces of graphite or black chalk
Dimensions:
10-1/2 x 9-7/16 in. (26.7 x 24.0 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.63.278
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated boldly by eighteenth-century hand in pen and dark brown ink along left border: "Diseg:o [Disegno] di Parav.to [Paravento] portatile di Natali 1741." Scaled and labeled in pen and brown ink at the bottom by the artist or artisan: "oncie 18:/ oncie.9./o[nci]e.9./o[nci]e.9."
Vendor: Bruscoli (Italian, Florence)
Mary L. Myers Architectural and Ornament Drawings: Juvarra, Vanvitelli, The Bibiena Family & Other Italian Draughtsmen. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, cat. no. 46, fig. no. 46, pp. 37-38, ill.



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