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Artist:
Francesco Manno, Italian, 1754 - 1831  Search this
Medium:
Brush and black wash, pen and ink, black chalk on paper
Dimensions:
27.1 x 34.5 cm (10 11/16 x 13 9/16 in.)
Type:
mural designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Sicily (?), Italy
Date:
ca. 1780
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Seated upon clouds are a woman beside a lamb and an armoured woman holding a column. An angel holding the tiara flies over them, another one shouldering the keys at left, a genius blowing the trumpet, at right. Four animals are shown at the foot of the group: a seal, a unicorn, an eagle with a double head (referring to Austria or Russia), a lion crouching on a fork (England). Written on top, in pencil: "Trionfo della Mansuetudine e della Fortezza." [Triumph of Gentleness and Strength]
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-3313
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq451aa0667-64a7-4aa3-a64a-f6f4d74500c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-3313