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Drawing, Hades; Persephone in the Underworld (Offering to Proserpine)

This is a drawing. It was created by Felice Giani. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on 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

Mat: 71.2 x 91.6 cm (28 1/16 x 36 1/16 in.) 51 x 78 cm (20 1/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: 2198

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: L. 2; in graphite, left margin and lower right: 119

Cite this object as

Drawing, Hades; Persephone in the Underworld (Offering to Proserpine); Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on paper; Mat: 71.2 x 91.6 cm (28 1/16 x 36 1/16 in.) 51 x 78 cm (20 1/16 x 30 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3345

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