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Drawing, Design for a Vase Clock in Egyptian Style

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Luigi Righetti. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and sepia wash, watercolor, graphite 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

20.7 × 14.9 cm (8 1/8 × 5 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, below scale: Palmo Romano; in pen and ink, verso: [Lo]rd Bristol (Died 1803) ringrazia / i Righetti della sua / ine [?] ma parendogli / l'orologio quanto

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Vase Clock in Egyptian Style; Designed by Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and ink, brush and sepia wash, watercolor, graphite on paper; 20.7 × 14.9 cm (8 1/8 × 5 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-596

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