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Design for an Illusionistic Wall Decoration, with a King Accompanied by Soliders (Esther and Ahasveras?)

Gaetano Lazzara1703

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Left half is shown. View through a kind of proscenium with a caryatid in an apse. It has a basement with window grates. The main floor has the shape of an arcade with balconies with screens. Three steps lead into the center to a platform upon which twisted columns, three in a row, support an arch. Shown is "Ahasverus," accompanied by soldiers, stretching out his arms towards "Esther," kneeling. The mace is in his right hand.

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  • Title: Design for an Illusionistic Wall Decoration, with a King Accompanied by Soliders (Esther and Ahasveras?)
  • Creator: Gaetano Lazzara
  • Date Created: 1703
  • Signed: Singed in pen and brown ink, lower right.
  • Provenance: Ex-Collection: Giovanni Piancastelli
  • Inscribed: Written on the lower step: "Gaetano Lazzara Arch [tto] 1703." Framing line, below, at left. Below is the scale: "Canna." Signed in pen and brown ink in lower right.
  • Exhibitions: Wellesley, Mass.- Wellesley College, " The Two Sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum," Sept. 12 - Nov. 22, 1970.New York, NY- Finch College Museum of Art, "The Two Sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum," Feb. 4 - March 20, 1970.
  • Dimensions: 38.6 x 23.2 cm (15 3/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Pen, light and dark brown ink, brush, light and dark brown wash over black chalk on white laid paper

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