Circular borderline. Leda upon clouds, recumbent, the swan beside her. Amor is aiming at her.


  • Title: Project for a Ceiling Fresco: Leda and the Swan
  • Creator: Francesco Saverio Mergolo
  • Date Created: c. 1775
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Brush and wash, pen and brown ink, graphite on paper
  • Signed: at center by artist: "Mergolo"
  • Provenance: From the collection of: Giovanni Piancastelli; Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee
  • Markings: watermark: Crown above three circles with S below. D in center
  • Dimensions: 30.5 x 21.2 cm (12 in. x 8 3/8 in.)

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