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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for a painted ceiling", ca. 1810

type: Drawing

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In the middle of the center rectangle is a circular medallion with Napoleonic N; the coats of arms of the emperor and of the King of Italy are shown laterally. Laurels are in each corner of the interior square; depictions of men battling centaurs between the laurels. Outside edge around center rectangle are identical depictions of Victory presenting a figure to a winged male nude. Each scene is separated by armor. The plaques behind each figure refer to specific victories of the Napoeonic army. The conquered armies are noted on the plaques. The center rectangle and the scenes on the lower left are completed with color.



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