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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for Nine Circular Paintings in the Bathroom of the Aldini Villa, Montmorency, France", 1813

type: Drawing

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Horizontal rectangle. Nine roundels with number in brown ink and inscription in black chalk. Top row: Europa and bull. Caption: "Ratto deuropa." Narcissus looking at image in water; in background, Echo, at left, an animal at right. Caption: "gicinto." Leda and Swan. Caption: "Leda." Pan and Syrinx. He embraces tuft of reeds. The nymph is at back crying for help. Caption: "Pan e nimfa." Central row: Apollo pursuing Daphne. Caption: "Apollo Dafne." Diana, startled, looks up from seated Callisto. Caption: "diana calisto." A woman shown standing in shell pulled by dolphins. Caption: "Galatea o Teti." Venus shown kneeling in shell, two doves above. Caption: "Nasita di venere." Bottom row: Neptune riding over sea. Caption: "Nettuno."


Felice Giani


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