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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 seated beside Calypso upon a bench tells her about his travels. The setting shows a rocky valley; Mentor leans against slope at the left. Caption to the right: "3 Talemaco raonta li suoi/ viaggi a Calipso dea." [3 Telemachus tells his / trip to the goddess Calypso] In the left margin: sketch: enthroned Calypso listens to Telemachus, standing with Mentor before her at left. Written in right margin: "Felice/chi/termina la sua/ vita in eta/ vechia come / fece Timoleone/ ad corinto". Bottom: a bearded priest of Apollo, who is seated upon a stone step having beside him a lyre and a roll of paper, gives a book to Telemachus, who stands at left. A part of the temple is shown. Caption: "4 Talemaco riceve un libro dall/ sacerdote di Apollo" [4 Talemaco receives a book from / priest of Apollo]

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Designer
Felice Giani

Department

Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design

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