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Study for an Oval Ceiling Design: "Apollo, Strength, and Love"

Fedele Fischetti1760–89

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Apollo raises a torch. Strength supports a column and holds her left hand with a sword over a fire. Love has a fire on her forehead and is accompanied by a dog and putti carrying burning hearts. The figures are seated on clouds. More putti are in attendance.

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  • Title: Study for an Oval Ceiling Design: "Apollo, Strength, and Love"
  • Creator: Fedele Fischetti
  • Date Created: 1760–89
  • Paper Support: off white laid paper
  • Markings: CM stamps in brown lower center.Brandigee stamp. LL
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower right: Dr. 12Lower left, in graphite, partially obliterated inscription: Fidele Fischetti
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY- Finch College Museum of Art, "The Two Sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum," February 4 - March 20, 1970.
  • Dimensions: 36 x 24.8 cm (14 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.), irregular
  • Bibliography: Elaine Evans Dee, "The Two Sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum," exhibition catalog (New York: Finch College Museum of Art, 1970) p. 35, no. 64 (illus.).
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Pen and brush and black ink, gray wash, black chalk on off-white laid paper

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