Design for a Fountain with Neptune in his Chariot

Francesco Fontebasso Italian

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Design for a fountain with the figure of Neptune in his chariot. The outline of the fountain describes a pyramid with Neptune on his shell-shaped chariot in the center at the top, flanked by two seated nymphs and four hippocampi at the bottom of the design drawing the chariot. In between the hippocampi, a putto on a dolphin is depicted. Below the horses a shell-shaped basin of water is indicates from which water seems to stream down.

Design for a Fountain with Neptune in his Chariot, Francesco Fontebasso (Italian, Venice 1707–1769 Venice), Black and red chalk, pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash

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