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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sepulchral monument for poetess Maria Maddalena Morelli", after 1795

type: Drawing

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In a landscape with a citadel rising in the background at right, a monument stands upon a pedestal of three oval plinths. The monument is an urn surrounded by a group of three Gods: Apollo (at right, holding a lyre), Tiber (at left, holding a spear), and Minerva (in center, holding a laurel wreath). The gods are bestowing honors upon the bust atop the urn. The bust is inscribed with "CORILLA", and the urn with INPROVISO/ SI.BENE.CHE./ FU.CORONATA./ IN/ CAMPIDOGLIO".



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