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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "The Four Continents: America, Asia, Africa, Europe", 1813

type: Drawing

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Female figure with head gear of feathers sits upon base of enormous column and writes: COLOMBO. View of sea and ships at right. Inscribed in graphite: America. At top right: female figure seated upon couch. View of palms and pyramids at right. Inscribed: Asia. Bottom left: female figure seated at foot of castle, posed just after shooting arrow. Inscribed on wall of castle: Spog. Bottom right: Europe. Female figure wearing helmet holding wreath lyre, seated among Roman monuments.

Participants

Designer
Felice Giani

Department

Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design