Design for the Decoration of a Palace Wall (Veronese Palazzo?)

Circle of Alessandro Vittoria (Alessandro Vittoria di Vigilio della Volpa) Italian
Former Attribution Lorenzo Rubini Italian
Former Attribution Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) Italian

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Design for the decoration of a wall with two single doorways and a central, arched niche left blank for a painting. The wall is otherwise completely covered in decorations which could be executed in a variety of techniques form fresco to stucco and three-dimensional sculptural elements. Across the entire width, the bottom of the wall is characterized by a freeze with a Grecian geometrical border above and below panels with meandering acanthus and cartouches with mascarons. The two doors are flanked by male terms, presented in pairs on the outer sides and single terms flanking the central panel. Above this panel, two victory figures flank the bust of a Roman emperor, the whole surrounded by a strapwork cartouche, terms, putti and garlands. The scheme proposes two variants for the overdoor decorations with on the left the figure of a Roman soldier with a lance (Longinus?) in a niche and a small cartouche with a figurative scene above. On the right side, a strapwork cartouche is placed directly above the door with a much larger rectangular framed compartment above with the mythological tale of Meleager presenting Atalanta with the head of the Caledonian boar.

Design for the Decoration of a Palace Wall (Veronese Palazzo?), Circle of Alessandro Vittoria (Alessandro Vittoria di Vigilio della Volpa) (Italian, 1525–1608), Pen and brown ink with wash, few traces of black chalk underdrawing

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