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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Two Friezes, one with Putti", ca. 1815

type: Drawing

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Horizontal rectangle. Right edge above: windged putto sit upon scrolls symmetrically arranged on stem with blossom, and swan in the internval. From spirals rises stem with leaves. Above interval, bird. Figures 1 to 3, below, at left: "1 fondo bocaro/ 2 ornati bianchi/ 3 putti coloriti." Below: a rectularly broken band entwined with waved flower-stem. Figures 1 to 3: "1 fondo bianco/ 2 linea verde/ [framing lines above and below] 3 meandro di Sacca/ 4 fiori tiuchini semi gialli." Verso: section of room with vaulted ceiling decorated like tent. Below: tablet with inscription: "Enea oserva li fatti di troia/ con Acatte nel tempio." (Aeneid, Book I, ll 446-519)


Felice Giani


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