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Beneath the Surface: Watermarks and Flayed Figures in Cushing’s Manuscript of Jacob van der Grach

Drawing after Jacob van der Gracht's Third Figure, Cushing Manuscript

Ferenc Gyorgyey Fellow Erin Travers recently came to New Haven to study a 17th-century manuscript collected by Dr. Cushing.  Dr. Cushing had raised questions about its relationship to the printed version of the drawing book by Dutch painter and engraver Jacob van der Grach.  Using resources unavailable to Cushing, Travers conducted a physical analysis of the manuscript to answer these questions.  She reports on her findings