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Two Drawings of the Madonna and Child in Ovals, Studies after Giambologna and Alfonzo da Ferrero; Herm and Chimera, after Antique

Felice Giani1821–22

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Above, two oval compositions, both with half figures of the Madonna with Child. Below, at lower left, herm or stele, with oak leaves at base, winged putto sits atop pillow or turban which rests on head of bearded man. At lower right, seated chimera in profile, with goat's head, lion's paws, and wings.

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