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image Adam vol.7/114

Reference number

Adam vol.7/114

Purpose

London: Parliament House (designs for). Design for a relief panel showing a queen with sceptre or baton on horseback, with soldiers, cannons and banners on either side. In the background are tents. The figures are all dressed in some form of classical costume.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1762-63

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, brown wash with white heightening on brown washed paper173 x 465

Hand

Antonio Zucchi

Notes

This is part of a set of four historical panels (Adam vol.7/114-117) that deal with aspects of British history and are by Antonio Zucchi (1726-95) for James Adam's Parliament House scheme of 1762/63. Presumably the grouping is deliberate and they all delineate important incidents in British history. The queen here is possibly Philippa, wife of Edward III, shown here receiving the surrender of Calais in 1347.

Level

Drawing

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