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Drawing, The Apothesis of Hercules, Palazzo Gessi, Faenza

This is a drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1813 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and ink, 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.

Its dimensions are

36.2 x 32.2 cm (14 1/4 x 12 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: lily in double circle, above F, below A F C

It is inscribed

Inscription in Giani's hand: apoteosi di ercole alla preseza delli dei.

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Apothesis of Hercules, Palazzo Gessi, Faenza; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and ink, graphite on light blue paper.; 36.2 x 32.2 cm (14 1/4 x 12 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1641

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