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Design for Ceiling with Triumph of Galatea

Felice Gianica. 1800

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Horizontal rectangle. Drawn into plan of room. Center oval representation of pageant of Amphitrite framed in oblong frame and facing door. Curtains fastened to it and to edges of ceiling, like sides of tent, which forms arch below, containing crouching dragons beside candelabrum. Oblique hexagonal panels connect corners of ceiling of frame, containing candelabra.

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