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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Three Friezes; A Base; An Ornament"

type: Drawing

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Top row, left: vine rinceau, bucrania support festoons at right. Both friezes framed above and below by moldings. Bottom row, left: theatrical masks stand upon lower framing molding in front of pairs of crossed vine branches. Female head and scrolls situated between dolphins, frieze framed between moldings and plinth below. Winged genius stands betweens rinceaus. Verso: sketches include decoration of square ceiling. At right, tympanum with triumphal chariot. Above, leaves and sketch for genius.


Felice Giani


Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design