Drawing, "Cartoon for Printed Cotton: The Four Elements [Les Quatre Elements]", 1810–20
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A design is composed of four vignettes separated in pairs vertically in the center of the composition by a strip composed of trophies symbolizing the elements, and at the repeat, a similar unfinished panel along the upper left margin. The vignettes show: upper left, Juno seated in a chariot drawn over the clouds by peacocks accompanied by amoretti (personifying "Air"); lower left, Vulcan forging armor (personifying "Fire"); upper right, Saturn seated in a landscape holding a cornucopia and beside him a globe, quartered with four animals (personifying "Earth"); lower right, Venus borne over the water on a shell drawn by dolphins, attended by amoretti (personifying "Water"). Scale, in pen and black ink (according to Richard Wunder, by the artist's hand), lower margin.