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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Justice and Strength, in Two Octagons", 1812

type: Drawing

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Top: woman, with civic crown shown holding sword and pair of scales, seated in apse, flanked by two putti; left one holds fasces, right one holds opened book, inscription below in brown ink: GIUSTI. Bottom: woman with helmet and seated in apse holds tree trunk, while seated and kneeling putto helps lower tree. Another putto, standing at right, holds shield showing representation of victorious lion over steer. Written below in brown ink: FORTEZA.


Felice Giani


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