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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 1/16 x 17 3/16 in. (12.8 x 43.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.20.13(4)
Not on view
Design for a frieze filled with a meandering acanthus scroll and three figure groups. On the left, a male centaur carries a naked woman on his back. The acanthus scroll springs from his lower body and meanders right. Just after the middle of the design a satyr is about to hit a multi-headed dragon with his club. At the right end of the frieze another satyr is depicted, this time fromt the back, who appeard to be struggling with a large snake.
Disegni Varij. . .Dedicati a M. Daniel Nis da Tasio, Zancarli

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

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