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Drawing, Design for Nine Circular Paintings in the Bathroom of the Aldini Villa, Montmorency, France, 1813

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1813 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and brown watercolor over pencil on rough grey 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

25.8 x 39.8 cm (10 3/16 x 15 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

nine roundels with number in brown ink and inscription in black chalk above each: "1/ Ratto deuropa; gicinto/ 2; Leda/ 3; pan e ninfa/ 4; nasita di venere/ 5; Galatea o Teti/ 6; diana calista/ 7; apollo dafne; nettuno/ 9" in ink: "Sala di bagno dipinta a Montmoransi/ nel caste. 10 di Sua E. Aldini 16 Luglio 1813."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Nine Circular Paintings in the Bathroom of the Aldini Villa, Montmorency, France, 1813; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and ink, brush and brown watercolor over pencil on rough grey paper.; 25.8 x 39.8 cm (10 3/16 x 15 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3311

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