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A Salon in the Palazzo Satriano, Naples

L. Iely1829

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

In this plainly decorated salon, a marble (or marbleized) dado is topped by a floral border which runs around the painted pale green walls. The frieze around the ceiling, done either in plaster or trompe l'oeil, echoes the swags of the simple white curtains. A crystal chandelier in Neo-Classic style hangs over a marble-topped round table. An enfilade of rooms is seen through the open door of the salon just off-center on the right. On the walls are engravings after contemporary paintings, including Death of a Christian Martyr by Paul Delaroche.

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  • Title: A Salon in the Palazzo Satriano, Naples
  • Creator: L. Iely
  • Date Created: 1829
  • Signed: Lower right, in black ink: L. Iely
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London (label in Thaw files)"Vex D47/8, Mr. E.V. Thaw" handwritten on label from back of frame.
  • Paper Support: White wove paper
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. House Proud: Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.New York, NY, Frick Museum. An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections, 1992.London,Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox. Interiors, 1981, No. 56.
  • Dimensions: Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 1 in.)Sheet: 24.1 x 37 cm (9 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Gail S. Davidson et al., House Proud, Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection (New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), 39, fig. 12; 83, pl. 9.Charlotte Gere, An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections (New York: The Frick Collection, 1992), 38-39 [Illus.].Charlotte Gere, Nineteenth Century Decoration: The Art of the Interior (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1989).
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor over graphite on white wove paper

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