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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Venus at Forge of Vulcan, Winter, Victories and Three Roundels, Putti as Elements", late 18th century

type: Drawing

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Three roundels, each containing putto and with respectively eagle, Ganymede, pitcher pouring water, lit torches. On second row, at left, Venus accompanied by three companions, looks at Hephaestus forging helmet. She supports shield while other weapons beside Hephaestus. At right, young man beside lighted candelabrum. Other implements of forge illustrated. At left, victory kneeling upon bull while extending her left arm towards candelabrum.


Felice Giani


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