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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sketches for a Ceiling Painting: The Triumphant Church", ca. 1700

type: Drawing

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A woman in the attire of a Pope is seated on clouds and supports the mantle of a church, together with angels. A dove flies above her; more angels are attendant at right. The woman addresses herself to the kneeling "Strength," while "Abundance" gazes up to her. Angels and an escutcheon are shown in the lower center. Verso: rough sketch; "Abundance" seems to be seated beside the Church. An angel flies beside the lower part of the kneeling figure of "Strength."


Domenico Antonio Vaccaro


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