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Drawing, Design for a Chimneypiece

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Luigi Righetti. It is dated 1799 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and 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

28.6 × 42.2 cm (11 1/4 × 16 5/8 in.)

It is signed

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, in line with scale at bottom: Piedi Inglesi; in graphite, lower right: 1799

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Chimneypiece; Designed by Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on paper; 28.6 × 42.2 cm (11 1/4 × 16 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-636

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