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Designer:
Filippo Marchionni, Italian, 1732–1805  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, black chalk, streak of brown chalk on white laid paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.4 × 20.5 cm (12 3/4 × 8 1/16 in.)
Type:
architecture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Rome, Italy
Date:
ca. 1780–90
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Vertical rectangle. The mensa, altar stone, stands in the center of a sockle part, upon which a second sockle row stands. A small tabernacle stands in front of it, containing in its central part a reliquary shrine. The retable has the shape of an arch, which is flanked by three embedded columns on either side supporting the entablature and the broken pediment. Figures sit upon the cornices. Two angels support an ovoid with the dove in front of the central part, upon the entablature of which two more sit. Cherubims are on top of the ovoid. A small angel sits under it.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-497
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/kq481d10c17-6f5a-4fc0-88e4-6d0c677a6662
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-497