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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for Wall or Ceiling Decoration with Bacchus, Hymen and Venus", 1790–1800

type: Drawing

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Hymen standing, embraces Dionysos with right arm and raises torch with his left arm. At left Dionysos sits upon throne, together with lion; he leans left hand upon pitcher, supports hand thyrsos with right. At right Venus sits, holding a wreath with each hand. Upon clouds in foreground at left, the mask of satyr, with tamborine and other musical instrument on vine. At right, two kissing doves. Below caption: "Imene Bacco e Venere." Verso: perhaps written by Giani, "26" and "44."

Participants

Designer
Felice Giani

Department

Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design

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