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Drawing, Fountain with Atlas and Hercules, 1799

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1799 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and gray, black wash on light blue 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

43.4 × 30 cm (17 1/16 × 11 13/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and ink, lower right: L. R. Fecit 1799

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, bottom center: Fontana di Atalante ed Ercole

Cite this object as

Drawing, Fountain with Atlas and Hercules, 1799; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and ink, brush and gray, black wash on light blue paper; 43.4 × 30 cm (17 1/16 × 11 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-637

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