Design for a Gilt Bronze Ornament

Giovanni Battista Foggini1680–1700

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A design for a stand with dado supported with acanthus leaves. Primarilly the left portion of the design is shown while the right side is described lightly in graphite. A volute pediment is supported by acanthus rinceaux, with cornucopias forming parts of the stems.Beads are held by strings, or boughs, connecting the lower sprials of the rinceaux, cornucopias and sprials of the pediment. At top, a crown is shown above the crossing of laural and palm boughs.

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  • Title: Design for a Gilt Bronze Ornament
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Foggini
  • Date Created: 1680–1700
  • Provenance: Ex-Collection: Giovanni Piancastelli
  • Paper Support: Off-white laid paper
  • Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.6 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Pen and black and brown ink, brush and wash, white gouache, graphite on paper