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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for a Catafalque for Charles Emanuel III of Sardinia", 1773

type: Drawing

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Two winged genii, symbolizing death, sit on pilasters supporting a sarcophagus to Carl Emanuel III. Pedestals on either side support two candle brackets with burning candles and two putti. Above, a broken pediment supports a putto sitting at left and holding a medallion of the King. Two additional putti support the crown. All is adorned with festoons and swags. Below are groups of men, of whom one is extinguishing a candle and another is walking with new lights. At right, two women appear, one running and the other accompanied by a dog.


Carlo Marchionni


Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design