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Drawing, Design for an Andiron

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Luigi Righetti. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and yellow, brown watercolor, graphite on light blue 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

31 × 21.9 cm (12 3/16 × 8 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: [V]ANDER LEY and Strasburg bend and lily, bending to the left

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, top: Soggetto rapresentante, i Sacerdoti del Sole tenendo / Le faci accese, sempre vigilanti per mantenere il / Fuoco sopra L'ara di Apollo a cui speta la dieta / del Sole; in pen and ink, below design: F; in pen and ink, below scale: Scala di palmi dui passetto Romano

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Andiron; Designed by Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and yellow, brown watercolor, graphite on light blue paper; 31 × 21.9 cm (12 3/16 × 8 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-630

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