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Drawing, Design for a Marble Throne for the Statue of St. Peter, St. Peter's, Rome

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Luigi Vanvitelli. It is dated 1754 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, graphite on cream 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

34.3 x 24 cm (13 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: fleur-de-lys in a circle surmounted by a V (cf. Heawood 1573)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, base of profile view at right: Bardiglio; in pen and black ink at upper right: 127

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Marble Throne for the Statue of St. Peter, St. Peter's, Rome; Designed by Luigi Vanvitelli (Italian, 1700 – 1773); Italy; pen and brown ink, graphite on cream laid paper; 34.3 x 24 cm (13 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-8570

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