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Attributed to:
Francesco Solimena, Italian, 1657–1747  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink, brush and blue and grey-blue water colors, graphite on paper.
Dimensions:
26.5 x 23.2 cm (10 7/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
Type:
architecture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Probably made in:
Naples, Italy
Date:
ca. 1700–40
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Consisting of two separate pieces of paper; the left side of the central part is missing and has been added when the drawing was mounted. Three steps lead up to the mensa which is flanked by pilasters. Above is the high and richly moulded and decorated ledge, which is laterally projecting. In its center is the scrollwork frame showing three cherubim of the ovoidal tabernacle door. Above the frame, is a pedestal with angels and clouds. Two adult angels stand beside the ledge, leaning upon it. They raise wreaths with their outside hands. The right one also holds a palm branch. A vase stands beside the left one.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-3569
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/kq407072eba-455f-49c0-8b62-4c76ceced577
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-3569