Project for a Sepulchral Monument


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Vertical rectangle. Retable scheme. Below are a base and a dado. A sarcophagus with the tablet for the inscription between its legs stands below in the center of the upper part. Above it is a niche with a broken pediment and flanked by embedded columns. A statue of a man in classical armor with a lance stands in it. In front of the lower lateral panels are statues of women, a nude one with a cloth at left, a mourning one at right. Framed by the outlines of a bay in a church. Project intended to be executed in white and colored marbles.

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  • Title: Project for a Sepulchral Monument
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1600–1625
  • Provenance: Ex Collection: Piancastelli
  • Markings: Watermark: double circle with (?)
  • Dimensions: 40.4 x 23.9 cm (15 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors
  • Medium: Pen and ink, brush and watercolor on paper