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Sepulcher with Death Seated and Crowned

Architectural fantasy. Sarcophagus stands in a niche which contains on right wall an inset occupied by an owl. The figure of Death sits before the tomb bearing royal devices.

Credit: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund...

Pen and black ink, brush and brown, gray, blue-gray wash, graphite on off-white paper
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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