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Drawing, The Seasons Bring Gifts to Ceres and Triptolemus

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 wash over traces of graphite on light brown paper and secondary support. 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

21.9 x 24.3 cm (8 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed at top with graphite: Sopra la bocca d'opera; with pen: prima dedit legis: cereris sunt omnia muneis.

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Seasons Bring Gifts to Ceres and Triptolemus; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over traces of graphite on light brown paper and secondary support; 21.9 x 24.3 cm (8 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3285

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