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Drawing, Altar Tablet with the Arms of Pope Pius VII, ca. 1820

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Luigi Righetti and made for (as the client) Pope Pius VII. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray, brown, yellow wash, over graphite, ruled border in brush and black ink on light blue laid 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

40.7 × 48.5 cm (16 in. × 19 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

[---] ANDER LAY

Cite this object as

Drawing, Altar Tablet with the Arms of Pope Pius VII, ca. 1820; Designed by Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray, brown, yellow wash, over graphite, ruled border in brush and black ink on light blue laid paper; 40.7 × 48.5 cm (16 in. × 19 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-609

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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