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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for Stage Curtain: Apollo and Marsyas, Palazzo Conti-Sinibaldi, Faenza", 1800–01

type: Drawing

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Horizontal rectangle. Curtains frame scene, stage frame shown. Middle-ground shown sitting at foot of enormous tree, in center Marsyas and Apollo plays flute. Muse character (?) holds wreath over head. At right, Listerners shown behind main audience at left in foreground. Middleground, at left Dionysos with procession. Caption written in ink over graphite: "Teatro della V musica."


Felice Giani


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