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Drawing, Ceres asks Jupiter for Return of Proserpina

This is a drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1812 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown washes over traces of graphite on light brown 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

20.9 x 21.3 cm (8 1/4 x 8 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed: Cerere prega Giove per ricevere Proserpina; laterali 3

Cite this object as

Drawing, Ceres asks Jupiter for Return of Proserpina; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown washes over traces of graphite on light brown paper ; 20.9 x 21.3 cm (8 1/4 x 8 3/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3283

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