Octagonal. A cupid sits upon clouds, raising with his right hand a burning heart. At right are two heads of cupis. Framed as a horzontal ovoid. Squared. On verso are accountings


  • Title: Design for a Painted Ceiling
  • Creator: Francesco Saverio Mergolo
  • Date Created: 1770-1800
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Brush and black wash, black chalk on paper
  • Signed: at left edge, partial of Mergolo's signature.
  • Provenance: Giovanni Piancastelli collection; purchased from Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee
  • Dimensions: 13.4 x 16.4 cm (5 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)

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