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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for One Quarter of a Ceiling", 1800–23

type: Drawing

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Vertical rectangle: one quarter. outside framing border, into which circles are inserted. In corner is panel with standing and winged woman between rinceaux. Central circle with figures is surrounged by bands with decorations, outermost has tent motif. Verso: horizontally, beginning of draft: "Eminenza Reverendissima/ Il Canonico Don Andrea Mancini del Aquila avendo aquistato alcuni quadretti desidera portarli alla/ Sua Patria onde suplia L'Eminenza Vostra/ volerli concedere la necesaria licenza/ e questi quadri sono..."


Felice Giani


Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design