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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Four Allegories of Virtue, Villa Aldini, Montmorency, France", 1813

type: Drawing

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Four octagonal drawings. Top, left: Justice shown standing on one side of niche, leaning upon fasces and raising pair of scales. Inscribed above in graphite: GIUSTIZA. Top, right: Prudence shown standing in temple precinct, holding looking-glass and snake. Inscribed above in graphite: PRUDENZA. Bottom, left: Strength holding club and shown near trophies. Inscribed above in graphite: FORTEZZA. Bottom, right: Vigilance holding lamp with crane. Inscribed above in graphite: VIGILANZA.

Participants

Designer
Felice Giani

Department

Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design