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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Doorway of San Salvatore in Lauro, Rome, with Decoration for the Funeral of King Frederick August III of Poland", 1763–64

type: Drawing

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Upon pediment the royal coat of arms. At left, History or Fame, a winged female with a trumpet, tries to drive away Time, a woman with a skull-like face, who holds a mace in her left hand and supports the crown with her right hand. Garlands and drapery festoons hang on pediment and door frame. A grand curtain hangs down from the ceiling, falling behind the coat of arms. In doorway, a monk and a gentleman.Six dogs are on steps and street. On each side of the doorway, pairs of men. In graphite, one thin framing line.

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Artist
Carlo Marchionni

Department

Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design

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