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image Adam vol.7/105

Reference number

Adam vol.7/105

Purpose

London: Parliament House (designs for). Unfinished design, probably for a relief panel, showing the royal coat of arms, lion and unicorn, and part of a motto with mantling at the base.

Aspect

Elevationverso elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink within composition MON DROITverso inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand verre mo [?] 17E-3

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1762-63

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on grey washed paper126 x 239

Hand

Antonio Zucchi (attributed to)

Verso

Unfinished design in pen over black chalk of part of a decorative panel showing an urn, cornucopia and anthemion. The drawing is related to the design of a chimneypiece with the royal arms as a pediment (see Adam vol.7/102). It is likely it was intended for some royal apartment in James Adam's Parliament House scheme of 1762/63.

Notes

Like the drawing on the verso, this drawing is probably related to the design of a chimneypiece with the royal arms as a pediment (see Adam vol.7/102). It is likely it was intended for some royal apartment in James Adam's Parliament House scheme of 1762/63. The vigorous chalk drawing is typical of Antonio Zucchi (1726-95).

Level

Drawing

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