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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sketchbook: Folio 73; Six Paintings of Bolognese School; Verso: Anatomical Drawings", 1811–14

type: Drawing

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At top, Hercules; inscribed: Francia Bologna. Right between ship and horsemen, inscribed: Tibaldi Bologna. Center: Hercules and Omphale. Omphale teaches Hercules to play flute. Inscribed: Francia Bologna. Bottom row: Virgin holding Child in her lap. Virgin suckling Child. Inscribed: Ludovico Caracci Bologna. Top left: 136; left top corner: 73. Verso: left arm lowered, right hand raised. Muscles marked by figures 1-26; "20" used twice. Their explanations given at left: "1 frontale", ending "27 zigonactico."


Felice Giani


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