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Ceiling with Allegorical Figures and the Arms of Pope Sixtus V (Guerra's outer drawing); Saint Joseph and the Christ Child (Viani's central drawing)

Giovanni Guerra and Domenico Maria Vianiouter drawing c. 1587; central drawing after 1690; attachments c. 1700-1725

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

  • Title: Ceiling with Allegorical Figures and the Arms of Pope Sixtus V (Guerra's outer drawing); Saint Joseph and the Christ Child (Viani's central drawing)
  • Creator: Giovanni Guerra and Domenico Maria Viani
  • Date Created: outer drawing c. 1587; central drawing after 1690; attachments c. 1700-1725
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  • Medium: pen and brown ink with brown wash over black chalk on heavy laid paper (outer drawing); graphite on heavy laid paper (central drawing); gold leaf borders and paper cut-outs adhered to oculi (Talman additions)
  • Object Credit: Gift of The Circle of the National Gallery of Art
  • Dimensions: center section (octagon): 23.3 x 16.2 cm (9 3/16 x 6 3/8 in.) Overall (ceiling design): 51.1 x 41.8 cm (20 1/8 x 16 7/16 in.) mount: 53.3 x 44 cm (21 x 17 5/16 in.)
  • Classification: Drawing
  • Artist School: Roman
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Details: Roman, 1544 - 1618

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