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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Sketchbook Folio, "The Vestal Tuccia Carries Water in Sieve; Two Studies after Polidoro da Caravaggio", 1821–22

type: Sketchbook folio

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Upper drawing of woman carrying round tray rushing left toward round temple; behind her crowd of men, and in distance palace and top of obelisk. Lower drawing of emperor or warrior in classical dress on throne pointing at nude man (oversized), held by two men who are about to beat him with flails. (The man being beaten may be of normal size, and the others youths.) In background various men, one with fasces, and city wall.


Felice Giani


Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design