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Drawing, Five Ceiling Schemes

This is a drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1815–23 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink on laid 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

29.8 x 35.7 cm (11 3/4 x 14 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermarks: lily over E D G. / S

It is inscribed

Caption written at bottom: in opposite direction, "dedicat a romolo". Bottom right, "sogetto nasita di Romolo nelle lunette li fatti/ dei Romani neli triangoli sopra le lunette l'im' magini delli dei". "cornice d'oro/ 2 tondo bianco rabesco colorito con animali e figure/ 3 rabesco di stucco con tutte la fascie di stucco/ 4 fondi azuri con figure colanti colorite/ 5 cornici doro/ 6 Lunette ("colorite" struck out) con quadri coloriti/ 7 fregio di stucco."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Five Ceiling Schemes; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink on laid paper; 29.8 x 35.7 cm (11 3/4 x 14 1/16 in.) ; Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1654

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