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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for a Caffeehaus at the Villa Albani, Rome", 1753–63

type: Drawing

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Rocky landscape in front of building. Elevation of a one-story circular building decorated with pilasters, windows, and a central doorway which contains a fountain with two sphinxes. On lower level below fountain, a grotto with a standing female deity. Throughout the foreground, groups of men conversing. Cliff at left and center; building is in center of drawing behind cliff. Trees at right. Graphite borderline.


Carlo Marchionni


Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design