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Design for a Clock, from 'Disegni Diversi'

Artist:
Giovanni Giardini (Italian, Forlì 1646–1722 Rome)
Engraver:
Maximilian Joseph Limpach (Czech, active Rome ca. 1700–1730)
Date:
1714 or 1750
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 10 11/16 × 6 7/8 in. (27.1 × 17.4 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
29.58.31(54)
Not on view
Design for a standing clock, characterized by two birds resting on one leg, on the left and right side of the base. The base consists of four S-shaped scrolls supporting a crowned coat of arms. Above it a mirror is placed. The round clock plate is held in place by two C-volutes and is decorated with leaf-shaped ornaments.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: '35' [in graphite]; 'Joan: Giardini inv: et delin:'; 'Maxi.s Limpach Scul: Romae.'
Reifsnyder; Vendor: American Art Galleries, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living in Style: Five Centuries of Interior Design from the Collection of Drawings and Prints," June 17, 2013–September 9, 2013.

Guilmard 1880 p. 332; SKB 1939, nr. 1141

Essays
Baroque Rome

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