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Drawing, Designs for paintings in Montmorency: The Nine Muses and two masks, Tragedy and Comedy

This is a drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1813 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen, black ink, and grey/ brown wash on rough grey 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

30.2 x 44.9 cm (11 7/8 x 17 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed: S E Aldini Parigi terza camera osia sala dipinta a Monmoransi 4 Genaio 1813; 1 clio storia; 2 tragedia melpomene; 3 Talia comedia; 4 Euterpe musica; 5 Erato poesia lirica; 7 calliope Eloquenza; 8 Urania astronomia; 9 Polinnia rettorica; In ink at top: S.E. Aldini Parigi / terza camera o sia, sale dipinta/ a manmorosi/ 4 Gennaio 1813;

Cite this object as

Drawing, Designs for paintings in Montmorency: The Nine Muses and two masks, Tragedy and Comedy; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen, black ink, and grey/ brown wash on rough grey paper; 30.2 x 44.9 cm (11 7/8 x 17 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3473

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