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Disegni Varij di Polifilo Zancarli (Friezes)

Artist:
Polifilo Giancarli (active in Venice ca. 1600–1625)
Artist:
Odoardo Fialetti (Italian, Bologna 1573–1637/38 Venice)
Published in:
Venice
Date:
ca. 1625
Medium:
etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 5 11/16 x 17 1/8 in. (14.4 x 43.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.20.13(2)
Not on view
Design for a frieze with a meandering acanthus scroll with two big loops. On the right side of the frieze a satyr grabs a female hybrid creature whose lower body transforms into the acanthus scroll. To the left two fantastical creature, variants to a bird and snake, are fighting. Further to the left a dragon and a snake are interspersed between the scrolls. The frieze is closed off on the left side by the figure of a putto.
Disegni Varij. . .Dedicati a M. Daniel Nis da Tasio, Zancarli

Signature: Poliphilus Giancarli In; OF [monogram] Inc.

Inscription: 'POLIPHILVS GIANCARLI In'; 'OF [monogram] Inc.'
Guilmard 1880, p. 313; SKB 1939, nr. 558
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