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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Three Sketches of Theseus Subjects, for the Sala di Teseo, Palazzo Gaddi, Forli", 1819

type: Drawing

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At left: kneeling youngster takes sword and shoes of father Aegeus from beneath stone. Aethra stands beside. In pen and brown ink above: " I/Etra madre di Teseo/ li mostra larmi de padre; at center: King Aegeus recognizes his son during a meal, in brown ink above: 2/ Teseo riconosiuto dal/ padre Egeo; at right: Theseus standing over corpse of Minotaur, embraces Ariadne, in ink above 3/ Teseo ucide il minotauro/ per la bonta di arianna.


Felice Giani


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