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Drawing, Stage Curtain: Minerva Honoring the Poets on Parnassus

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated ca. 1815 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Various Donors. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

26.4 x 25.3 cm (10 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on the busts and statue base, reading from the left: OFRI / O / CIMA / ROS / METAST /SFA / GOL / ALF / ERI; on the rieze of the round temple: AP [OP?] INE ALLE MUSE; on the fireze of the temple at the far left: MARCEL

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Drawing, Stage Curtain: Minerva Honoring the Poets on Parnassus; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk on paper; 26.4 x 25.3 cm (10 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3183

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