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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Projects for decoration on tops of arches", 1760–80

type: Drawing

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At left: left half of an escutcheon on top of an arch, a cherub peeks from behind a scrollwork frame, a garland emerges from behind him. At right: left half of a palmette of acanthus beside a scroll. Above the latter: sketch for part of the escutcheon at left, sketch of acanthus leaves. Below: an unfinished design similar to the on above it. Pen scribbles above at left.



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