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Drawing, Ceiling Design

This is a drawing. It was created by Vittorio Maria Bigari. It is dated 1725–75 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is red chalk, red, pale gray wash support: paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

21.7 x 25.5 cm (8 9/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Marks: Bird upon three-mount

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at upper right: "S/Anna"; Inscribed in pen and brown ink at lower left: "Vittorio Bi=/gari fece"; on verso in the same hand: "Appartiene ad A./Maggiori il quale lo compro in/ Bologna/ nel 1791 (or 1792)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Ceiling Design; Vittorio Maria Bigari (1692–1776); Italy; red chalk, red, pale gray wash support: paper; 21.7 x 25.5 cm (8 9/16 x 10 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-4310

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