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Drawing, Triumph of Galatea

This is a drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1780–90 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, traces of black chalk on white laid paper; framing lines in black chalk. 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

18.8 x 21.8 cm (7 3/8 x 8 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Part of an indistinct watermark: segment with lily (?) and star on top

It is inscribed

Bottom center below image in pen and brown ink: Trionfo di Galatea

Cite this object as

Drawing, Triumph of Galatea; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, traces of black chalk on white laid paper; framing lines in black chalk; 18.8 x 21.8 cm (7 3/8 x 8 9/16 in.) ; Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3388

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