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Drawing, Two Circular and Octagonal Painting for Ceiling: Deeds of Alexander the Great, ca. 1795

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated ca. 1795 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over traces of graphite on cream 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

10.6 x 25.6 cm (4 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed: Alessandro taglia il nodo/ Gordiano; vittoria delle armi; vittoria del mondo

Cite this object as

Drawing, Two Circular and Octagonal Painting for Ceiling: Deeds of Alexander the Great, ca. 1795; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over traces of graphite on cream laid paper; 10.6 x 25.6 cm (4 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3366

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