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Artist:
Filippo Marchionni, Italian, 1732–1805  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink, brush and gray watercolor on paper
Type:
ornament
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Date:
ca. 1750
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Top left: ceiling decoration with panels and bands. Bottom right: panel decoration with grotesque motifs and escutcheon on top; beneath it are dolphins with crossing tails; a bell hands from the tail of another dolphin farther below. Lower left: a vase in the shape of a column base, filled; a standing man and a kneeling woman are shown in the bottom molding; some accounting figures. On verso: fragment of a written tablet pertinent to a chemical system beginning with “Ogio dolce semplice,” ending with “Saponi animali come la Bile / Gelatina animale.”
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors
Accession Number:
1901-39-1328
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1901-39-1328