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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Orpheus, Ceres, Design for Vaulted Ceiling, Sala dei Legislatori, Palazzo Conti-Sinibaldi, Faenza", 1787–1802

type: Drawing

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Orpheus seated beneath trees, plays lyre while quadrupeds and birds listen. Inscribed in ink: orfeo inv della musica. At right, Ceres show in profile, kneeling and turned toward right, cutting grain with sickle. Temple and trees in rear. Inscribed below: cerere inv delle biade. Lower parts of letters and figures at upper edge.


Felice Giani


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