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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for Doorway in the Villa Albani, Rome", 1755–56

type: Drawing

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The doorway is flanked by two pilasters with dolphins supporting festoons at capitals. An entablature with a frieze and a semi-circular window aboveit are outlined at the top of the drawing. Above doorway molding is a classical frieze with a scene of sacrifice. Seated griffins appear on either side of the frieze. Above this is a lower entablature surmounted byan eagle. Several people and two dogs stand in and around the doorway


Carlo Marchionni


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