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Drawing, Fountain with Atlas and Hercules, 1799

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Luigi Righetti and after Charles Le Brun. It is dated 1799 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and gray, black wash on light blue paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

43.4 × 30 cm (17 1/16 × 11 13/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and ink, lower right: L. R. Fecit 1799

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, bottom center: Fontana di Atalante ed Ercole

Cite this object as

Drawing, Fountain with Atlas and Hercules, 1799; Designed by Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and ink, brush and gray, black wash on light blue paper; 43.4 × 30 cm (17 1/16 × 11 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-637

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