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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sheets of Studies after Bolognese Monuments", 1811–14

type: Drawing

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Sheet of studies of sculptures and architectural fragments. It shows ten fragments of monuments, various in type, some architectural and some decorative. At top row, to the left, a panel depicting a satyr watching as Venus lifts the bow of Cupid. It is inscribed: coreggio Bologna. On the right hand side is a niche with a statue of a man in armor. Inscribed: Bologna monumento del sei cento. At the middle portion, first to the left is a decorative panel, oriented vertically, with military details/trophy (helmet, armor, drum). Next to it, to the right, is a statue of a man in armor, lower parts of the legs missing. Inscription to the right of the statue: mounumento / sei cento / Bolognese. Next to the statue, to the right, is a fragment of a spandrel with a relief of a female figure (Genius). Inscribed within the arched opening: 17 OTTVBRE / XAMBECARI / 1811. The bottom row consists of five small-scale architectural details. Verso: study of the muscles of a man's legs with reference numbers and notations in pen and brown ink


Felice Giani


Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design