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Drawing, Ten Lunettes with Muse and Mnemosine, 1805

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1805 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over traces of graphite on cream laid 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

22.6 x 45 cm (8 7/8 x 17 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: C S in circle

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink: 10 melmosine; Clio 1 storia; 2 Melpomene Tragedia; Comedia Talia 3; 4 Euterpe musica; 5 Tersicore danza; erato 6 poesia; 7 Calliope eloquenza; 8 Urania astronomia, Polimnia 9 rettorica

Cite this object as

Drawing, Ten Lunettes with Muse and Mnemosine, 1805; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over traces of graphite on cream laid paper; 22.6 x 45 cm (8 7/8 x 17 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3471

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