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Drawing, Philactetes Applies the Torch of Hercules to the Funeral Pyre

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1780–1800 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on light blue laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

17.5 x 20.8 cm (6 7/8 x 8 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed: filottete accende la pira ad ercole

Cite this object as

Drawing, Philactetes Applies the Torch of Hercules to the Funeral Pyre; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on light blue laid paper; 17.5 x 20.8 cm (6 7/8 x 8 3/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3235

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