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Drawing, Altar Lamp

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 gray ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on white laid 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

27.3 x 14.9 cm (10 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: lily (RB '45)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Altar Lamp; Designed by Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and gray ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on white laid paper; 27.3 x 14.9 cm (10 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-622

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

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