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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sepulchral monument for Nicola Spedalieri", after 1795

type: Drawing

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In a woodland clearing just outside a city, a pedestal stands. A female genius holding a giant tiara and blowing a trumpet is seated atop it. At the bottom of the pedestal sit two more women: one, at left, holds a sheet of music; the other, at right, holds a compass, palette, and brushes. The pedestal in inscribed with: "QUI.GIACE.SPEDALIERI.CHE/ SCRISSE.QUID.EST.PAPA.CHE/ BENE.LE.ARTI.ET.LA.MUSICA/ E.BENE.LA.CRUDA.MORTE/ LO.RAPI.TUTTO.IN.VN.COLP(o)".

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