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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "The Sun, the Hours, and the Seasons, for Palazzo Gessi, Faenza", 1813

type: Drawing

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Apollo stands in chariot, driven by four horses, holding whip in right hand. Behind him, zodiac. Accompanying him, flying personification of Day and Horae dancing around. Beside them, at right, two women, one raising dish with both arms, other supporting two torches. Beside them, at left, Winter and young man sitting. Autumn with vine wreath and goblet and two women, personifications of Summer and Spring. At right, two flying putti, one with arrow and whip, other with bow. Inscription: Carro del sole con le ore e le quatro stagioni.


Felice Giani


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