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Design (Full-Scale Working Drawing) for a Large Oval Silver Dish with Silver Gilt Border Showing Vulcan's Forge

Artist:
Giovanni Giardini (Italian, Forlì 1646–1722 Rome)
Date:
1646–1722
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, yellow and blue watercolor over black chalk. Framing lines in pen and brown ink. On two glued sheets
Dimensions:
sheet: 20 7/8 x 30 1/2 in. (53 x 77.5 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.513.18
Not on view
Full-scale working drawing for a large oval gilt silver dish with a wide border. The central oval compartment shows a scene of Venus at the forge of Vulcan. the surrounding border is decorated with weapon trophies, close to the well-known designs by Polidoro da Caravaggio, and contains four plaques or insets showing Gods, among which Neptune, Diana, Venus and a third female goddess (possibly in silver or grisailles enamel painting).

Essays
Baroque Rome

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