Drawing, "Set Design showing Fantasy of Rome with the Castel Sant 'Angelo, the Ponte Elio and the Centaurs Aristens and Pappias", ca. 1740 Pen and brown ink, brush and brown, gray watercolor on white laid paper. Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund. 1938-88-168.
What is this?
Palaces with porticoes and colonnades at left. Statues of two centaurs placed on plinths flank a low stair. At center, a tall obelisk stands with Castel Sant'Angelo behind and the Ponte Elio in the distance. Another palace, decorated with statues and a flower filled vase is at right.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Excavating Design: 18th-century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection, November 4, 2005 - January 8, 2006
- The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource, Tuesday, March 26, 1991 - Sunday, August 30, 1992