A pedestal stands in front of a niche, flanked by pilasters shaped like gaines and showing cherubim in the capitals. Two angels, one of whom is flying, support a medallion portrait of the pope. His coat of arms is in front of the pediment. The scale is at the left edge.


  • Title: Design for a monument
  • Creator: Corrado Giaquinto
  • Date Created: ca. 1750
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brush and wash on paper
  • Provenance: Ex-collection: Giovanni Piancastelli
  • Inscribed: Written by the same hand as on the Marchionni drawings, in the pedestal: "Nel atrio della libraria;" at the left edge: "Disegno del Sigre Corrado Giaquinto Pittore per Sa Croce in Gierumsaleme di rome L'opera fu/ fatta con disegno e scoltura del Sigre Carlo Marchionni/ Architetto e scultore romano."
  • Dimensions: 26 x 19 cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)
  • Bibliography: Renato Roli and Giancarlo Sestieri, "I disegni del settecento," Trevisio, Libreria Editrice Canova, 1981, p. 114, pl. 194.

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