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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sepulchral monument for poet Pietro Chiari", after 1795

type: Drawing

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In a wooded clearing a pedestal stands upon three steps. The lower plinth is inscribed with "CHIARI RAPI CHI (?) NIENTE/ PREZZA/I SUOI TALE(n)TI VENIRIANO (?) ANORA". A fluted urn surrounded by a band and with two genii holding a portrait medallion crowns the pedestal. Figures of women kneel at the four corners of the plinth below the pedestal.



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