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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sepulchral monument for poet Orsini of Rome", after 1795

type: Drawing

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Three steps lead to a pedestal flanked by two standing women who hold censers. Two putti hold festoons on the pedestal. Inscription: GIACE.QUI.IL.LIRICO/ POETA.CHE.SCRISSE/ E.DISSE.IN.ARCHADIA/ BENISSIMO. Two strange animals carry a cinerary box with he inscription "ORSINI.R(oma)no". In landscape. Bordered by ink and blue paper stripes.

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