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Design for a Ceiling Painting on Theme of Olympus

Antonio Manno1780-1790

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Inscribed in a square. Top: The seated Diana converses with Jupiter; Apollo stands between the two. Bottom: the flyng Hermes puts his right hand on the left leg of the seated Venus. A putto carriesthe broken bow of Cupid away.

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  • Title: Design for a Ceiling Painting on Theme of Olympus
  • Creator: Antonio Manno
  • Date Created: 1780-1790
  • Provenance: Ex-collection: Giovanni Piancastelli
  • Dimensions: 29.6 x 25.5 cm (11 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Brush and black and gray gouche, pen and black ink, black chalk, white gouache on paper

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