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Drawing, Personification of Two of the Elements

This is a drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1800–1823 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush with brown wash, black chalk, traces of graphite on off white 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

23.3 x 10.3 cm (9 3/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

"3 aqua," "4 terra." Inscription in black chalk.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Personification of Two of the Elements; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush with brown wash, black chalk, traces of graphite on off white laid paper; 23.3 x 10.3 cm (9 3/16 x 4 1/16 in.) ; Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-947

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