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Drawing, Phaeton Asks Apollo to Drive the Sun Chariot

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 ink, brush and brown watercolor wash on heavy 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

18.5 x 22.4 cm (7 5/16 x 8 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed: Fetonte prega il suo padre Appollo che li facci guidare per un giorno il Carro del Sole.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Phaeton Asks Apollo to Drive the Sun Chariot; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and ink, brush and brown watercolor wash on heavy paper; 18.5 x 22.4 cm (7 5/16 x 8 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3284

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