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Drawing, Sheet from a Sketchbook: Minerva Asking Jupiter for the Happiness of Ulysses or Minerva Questions Jupiter on the Destiny of Ithaca

This is a Drawing. It was created by Felice Giani. It is dated 1802–05 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, traces of graphite. 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

H x W: 19.4 x 24.3 cm (7 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Indistinct watermark: two letters probably 'E' and 'C' flanking a motif

It is inscribed

Below image in pen and brown ink over black chalk: Minerva prega giove per la felicita' d' ulisse.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sheet from a Sketchbook: Minerva Asking Jupiter for the Happiness of Ulysses or Minerva Questions Jupiter on the Destiny of Ithaca; Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, traces of graphite; H x W: 19.4 x 24.3 cm (7 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3344

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