Desing for an Oil Lamp

Pen and ink, brush and gray watercolor, graphite on paper | mid- 19th century

Probably Vincenzo Belli

Vertical rectangle. Design for an oil-burning lamp. Below is a moulded base. The figure of a menad is shown in three-quarter profile dancing upon a sphere and turned toward left. Her right hand holds her skirt, her left hand the thyrsus to which the ...
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