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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Rendering of Various Decorative details of Bologna; Verso: Architectural Details", 1810–14

type: Drawing

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Sketchbook Page: Folio 58, 116, 117. Double sided folio. Recto: left half of grotesque panel, c. 1500. Left half shows square ceiling and coat of arms of Pope Julius II (1503-13), with inscription: Dela Rovare. Center row: Renaissance candelabrum, gothic doorway, 15th century trophy of pastoral attributes. Capital with eagle and dragon. Bottom: three capitals, one of them with inscription: Gotico munumento. Inscribed under decorative design: monumenti cavati dal cinquecento Bologna. Inscribed at top center: 116. Verso: arcades, parts of columns, entablatures, and capitals. At bottom left, seven decorated moldings. Inscribed at top: 117.


Felice Giani


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