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Drawing, Reliquary in White Marble and Gilded Bronze

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Luigi Righetti. It is dated ca. 1825 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, graphite, ruled border in pen and brown ink on light blue laid paper, laid down on white 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

46.2 × 34.5 cm (18 3/16 × 13 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermarks: escutcheon with horn above crown, Strasburg bend and lily

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, verso: Page 5 / leave paper

Cite this object as

Drawing, Reliquary in White Marble and Gilded Bronze; Designed by Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, graphite, ruled border in pen and brown ink on light blue laid paper, laid down on white paper ; 46.2 × 34.5 cm (18 3/16 × 13 9/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-607

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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