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Drawing, Design for a Reliquary

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Luigi Righetti. It is dated 1812 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and gray 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

29.2 × 21.4 cm (11 1/2 × 8 7/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and ink, lower right: L. R. Fecit 1812

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, right: Fattura 45; in pen and ink, lower left: Questa scala serve li 3 reliquiari (This scale serves for the 3 reliquaries.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Reliquary; Designed by Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and ink, brush and gray watercolor, graphite on paper; 29.2 × 21.4 cm (11 1/2 × 8 7/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-601

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