Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE A: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Toilet of Venus (cartoon for fresco)
Alternate Title:
Toletta di Venere
Image View:
Overall view without frame
Creator:
Francesco Podesti (Italian draftsman, 1800-1895)
Location:
repository: Museo di Roma (Rome, Lazio, Italy) MR 16985
Location Note:
Palazzo Braschi; Piazza Navona, 2 and Piazza San Pantaleo, 10
GPS:
41.897444 12.472861
Date:
ca. 1836-1837 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Neoclassical; Nineteenth century
Work Type 1:
drawing (visual work)
Classification:
drawing
Material:
charcoal and chalk on paper, heightened with white
Technique:
drawing (image-making)
Description:
Between 1837 and 1842 he and several contemporaries from Camuccini’s circle, including Cochetti, Coghetti and Natale Carta, were commissioned by Alessandro Torlonia (1800-1886) to decorate the Palazzo Torlonia (destroyed 1902) in the Piazza Venezia. This is a preparatory drawing for that commission. Podesti had little interest in classical subjects as themes and rendered them only as part of decorative fresco work. After this commission, most of his works were commissioned by the church. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module A: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-POD-MOR-RV-A01
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Toilet of Venus (cartoon for fresco)