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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Oval Ceiling with Three Graces, Design for Sala di Enea, Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna", 1810

type: Drawing

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Ceiling divided into central oval medallion surrounded by four smaller oval medallions in trapezoids, separated by octagonal representations, and at short sides by trapezoids with Fates: at left, inscribed tre parche; at right, Graces, and inscribed tre grazie. At left below, detailed sketch of panel with Graces, inscribed le tre grazie. Above, in opposite direction panel containing Fates, inscribed: le tre parze (corrected). Verso: two high trapezoids, either of them with candelabrum. At foot of left one are Fates and inscribed: le tre parche; at right Graces, inscribed: le tre Grazie.


Felice Giani


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