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Designer:
Mauro Antonio Tesi, Italian, 1730 - 1766  Search this
Medium:
Red chalk on paper
Dimensions:
23 × 17.6 cm (9 1/16 × 6 15/16 in.)
Type:
architecture, interiors
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Date:
late 18th century
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Vertical format elevations of door, frame, overdoor, and wall panel. Two designs in the scheme of 1940-21-32. At left: suggested are a folding door with three panels in either wing, hermae as supports of the overdoor which shows a relief with children flanking an escutcheon in front of a curtain and a circular pediment with a mask. At right: two panels are suggested for the door, a trophy of arms for the lower one, a mask with rinceaux and a flower vase for the upper one. The figures of putti standing upon a base are to support an escutcheon which serves as an overdoor.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from the Mary Hearn Greims Fund
Accession Number:
1940-21-33
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/kq4df679510-6245-45d2-b5e7-288881862b07
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1940-21-33