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Design for the Antependium, Cappella Paolina (Pauline Chapel), Palazzo Quirinale (Quirinale Palace), Rome, Italy

Catalog Data

Artist:
Paolo Posi, Italian, 1708 - 1776  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink, brush and grey watercolor, bistre, graphite on paper
Dimensions:
27.7 × 47.8 cm (10 7/8 × 18 13/16 in.)
Type:
architecture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Rome, Italy
Date:
ca. 1763
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Three steps lead to the mensa, equal in width with the top step. In the central panel is a relief of the four Evangelists with their symbols, and the Dove of the Holy Spirit. Two pilaster strips decorated with parts of a candelabrum recede beside the panel. More panels are receding, at left with St. Peter, at right with St. Paul. Projecting outside are pilaster strips with candelabra. The background is colored grey. Two framing lines. Below is an oblong, framed as a moulding by a colored stripe, and by lines, indicating the scale: "Scala di Palmi... Dieci romani." The signature is written, in bistre, in the moulding below, at right: "C. P. Posi."
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-3572
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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/kq4c486bc62-0c9d-44c9-9129-100fbbdf8ea6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-3572