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Drawing, Night and Day, in Two Octagons, for a Bedroom

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

30 x 21.5 cm (11 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

"notte"; "camera da letto" beneath: "Giorno." "Giorno (Giugno) canchro Luglio leone/ Agosto vergine/ Settembre libra."

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Drawing, Night and Day, in Two Octagons, for a Bedroom; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and dark brown ink on heavy laid paper; 30 x 21.5 cm (11 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.) ; Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1658

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