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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sketches for the Painted Decoration of Ceilings", ca. 1820

type: Drawing

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Recto: decoration for three panels, square panel with lunettes and two oblong panels. Each panel has frame. Decoration of corner panel disposed obliquely. At right, circle with putto in act of climbing upon sitting woman. Verso: More than quarter of page shown--center medallion with figure with triangles at outside of frame. Ceiling divided into geometric panels with ornaments. Inscribed at right: tutta l'intelavatura si dovrebbe fare a chiaroscuro paletto. Rough sketch for framing of central medallion.

Participants

Designer
Felice Giani

Department

Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design