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Drawing, Ceiling in Hadrian's Villa, near Tivoli, 1820–40

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1820–40 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, gold paint, black chalk on 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.

  • Drawing (Italy)
  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, black chalk, graphite on....
  • 1938-88-3578

Its dimensions are

27.8 x 29.5 cm (10 15/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

watermark: IV

Cite this object as

Drawing, Ceiling in Hadrian's Villa, near Tivoli, 1820–40; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, gold paint, black chalk on paper; 27.8 x 29.5 cm (10 15/16 x 11 5/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-4395

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