Design for a Gondola Decorated for a Festive Occassion

Anonymous, Italian, 18th century Italian

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Design for a gondola, decorated for a festive occassion like an entry parade or a wedding. The boat is decorated with yelllow embroidered draperies with floral garlands and blue tassles. Along the side of the barge are four rocaille ornaments which contain bunches of red flowers (roses?). The front and back of the gondola are decorated by large blue leaf masks from which large plants with red roses sprout.

Design for a Gondola Decorated for a Festive Occassion, Anonymous, Italian, 18th century, Brown pen and ink, watercolor

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