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Drawing, Altar of Colored Marbles,

This is a Drawing. It was created by Luigi Righetti. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and gray ink, watercolor, over graphite on white 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

27.4 x 20.2 cm (10 13/16 x 7 15/16 in.) dims. vary Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It has the following markings

Marks: Strasburg lily with hanging beehive beneath JH Z (RB '45)

It is inscribed

inscribed, lower left, in graphite: Piancastelli [---] (21)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Altar of Colored Marbles,; Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and gray ink, watercolor, over graphite on white laid paper; 27.4 x 20.2 cm (10 13/16 x 7 15/16 in.) dims. vary Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2564

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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