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Drawing, Design for Ceiling with Aurora as the Central Motif, ca. 1820

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and dark brown and black ink, brush and dark wash on 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

13.3 x 17.4 cm (5 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: dove over triplemount in circle over F.

It is inscribed

"Coroni/ Verdi", "ale giale"; "..(?)/Fossa." "rosso"; "darchia"; "ornati diari..(?)".

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Ceiling with Aurora as the Central Motif, ca. 1820; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and dark brown and black ink, brush and dark wash on paper.; 13.3 x 17.4 cm (5 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-4923

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