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image Adam vol.26/13

Reference number

Adam vol.26/13

Purpose

Record drawing, possibly unfinished, of part of a vault decoration showing six cupids, two with lions, in sinuous foliage. Below are scalloped pelmets.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, watercolour 553 x 215, horizontal central foldline

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi (attributed to)

Notes

The style and subject of this drawing make it the counterpart of the Vatican logge series in Adam vol.26/3 - 12), attributed to Giuseppe Manocchi (c.1731-82). It is also drawn on the same paper and folded in the same way. The theme of putti and lions amongs foliage sprays can be seen in Adam vol.26/15, which is inscribed in Italian as Dentro le Stanze al Vaticano.

Level

Drawing

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