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1901

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Drawing, Wall and Ceiling Decorations in the Pompeiian Style

This is a drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, black chalk, graphite on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Various Donors. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

36.6 x 24.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

below at right: "Longezza d'ella sala cento sesanta Palmi"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Wall and Ceiling Decorations in the Pompeiian Style; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, black chalk, graphite on laid paper; 36.6 x 24.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1538

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