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Drawing, Design for a Painted Ceiling of Irregular Shape: Aurora, 1790–1810

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Flaminio Innocenzi Minozzi. It is dated 1790–1810 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown and black ink, brush and watercolor, black chalk on 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

48.5 x 48.5 cm (19 1/8 x 19 1/8 in. ); irregular

It has the following markings

Watermark: WHATMAN and the left side of a Strasburgh lily above a similar watermark:monogram (See Churchill 415).

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, at each corner on each pedestal beneath each portrait:HOMERUS/ APELLES/ VITRUVIUS/ ORPHEUS

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Painted Ceiling of Irregular Shape: Aurora, 1790–1810; Designed by Flaminio Innocenzi Minozzi (Italian, 1735 – 1817); Italy; pen and brown and black ink, brush and watercolor, black chalk on paper; 48.5 x 48.5 cm (19 1/8 x 19 1/8 in. ); irregular; Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-1803

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