Overdoor


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Overdoor

A wall area directly above a doorway containing a panel ornamented with carvings or figures.

overdoor, sopraporta

overdoor panel
A wall area, more or less ornamented, directly above a doorway.
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The eight portraits (two overdoors and six full lengths) were set into the panelling, which was painted a greyish white, (75) and were framed within matching, painted bolection mouldings.
In 1753-54, for example, Carle van Loo painted two overdoors for the bedchamber of Madame de Pompadour at the chateau de Bellevue in which his client is shown arrayed as a sultana.
Opposite Falconet's statue, two overdoors attributed to Francois Boucher represent Cupid reformed for the time being and practising the arts of writing verse and painting pictures.
Since she is painted frontally, Nattier does not render her high-arched nose, although that feature is prominent in Vanloo's portraits of her as three sultanas, two of them conversing over their needlework (Hermitage Museum), painted in 1752 as overdoors for the Turkish Bedroom of her Chateau de Bellevue.
They also wasted his time and talent by commissioning, for overdoors and other decorations, so-called allegories similar to Largilli[greave{e}]re's All[acute{e}]gorie de la Musique, with which he had dignified but not e nhanced still-life.
These were developed by Carlos IV, who continued to employ his father's court artist, Anton Raphael Mengs, whose beautiful Dawn and Dusk overdoors in the exhibition, reveal the influence of Boucher.
Because they were resistant to weathering, many Della Robbia reliefs can still be found as sculpture inserted into an architectural context, such as overdoors, represented here by a particularly fine lunette of St Brigid of Sweden flanked by two confraternity members (Fig.
Such decorative works were often installed as overdoors or chimneypieces, and the painting has been cut, as is evident from the cropped head of the dog at the bottom.