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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "The story of Telemachus", ca. 1820

type: Drawing

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Top: Telemachus and his companion Minerva disguised as Mentor invited by Calypso into her lodging. She is shown from the right back walking, in the center. An altar is in the right forground. The servants prepare the meal in the right distance. Caption: "1 Mentore Talemaco alogiati/dalla Dea Calipso." In the right margin is a pen sketch for a slightly altered pose of Calypso. Bottom Calypso seated at dinner with her guests give orders to a group of singers and a lyre player standing at left to cheer up the guests. Telemachus leans his head in his right hand. Servants bring plates in the rear. Caption: "Convito fatto da Calipso/ a talemaco."


Felice Giani


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