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Drawing, Memorial to the Napoleonic Naval Heroes Admiral Federico Carlos de Gravina and Rear-Admiral Don Antonio Escaño, Defeated at the Battle of Trafalgar

This is a drawing. It was attributed to Giuseppe Valadier. It is dated after 1805 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, gray, green, blue watercolor, over graphite support: 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

Sheet: 60.2 x 46.2 cm (23 11/16 x 18 3/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: J HONIG and Strasburg lily with hanging beehive beneath J H and Z (RB '45)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Memorial to the Napoleonic Naval Heroes Admiral Federico Carlos de Gravina and Rear-Admiral Don Antonio Escaño, Defeated at the Battle of Trafalgar; Attributed to Giuseppe Valadier (Italian, 1762–1839); Italy; pen and black ink, gray, green, blue watercolor, over graphite support: white laid paper; Sheet: 60.2 x 46.2 cm (23 11/16 x 18 3/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-7180

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

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