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image Adam vol.26/19

Reference number

Adam vol.26/19

Purpose

Italy: Rome, the Vatican. Record drawing showing one side of two rectangular panels, one of a circular vase on a square base with foliage and rosettes emerging from its upper parts. The lower panel has two winged lions sharing a single human face supporting urns, cornucopias and a winged beast.

Aspect

Elevations

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey wash; ink framing lines on 3 sides of each panel 346 x 114

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi (attributed to)

Notes

This drawing and its companion in Adam vol.26/20 are probably inspired by the decorative style of the side panels of the Vatican logge. This drawing is very close to the top section of the bottom panel shown in Ottaviani's print of pilaster 7 (see below). The lower panel is similar to the winged figure and vase in part of Adam vol.26/23.
The decoration of the Vatican logge appeared as engravings between 1772 - 1777 in three parts: Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano (1772), Seconda Parte delle Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano (1776) and Terza ed Ultima Parte delle Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano (1777). Work on the project of recording was begun in 1760 and was more or less completed by 1768. The principal artists involved were the painter Gaetano Savorelli (d.1791) and the architect Pietro Camporesi (1726-81), and the engraver was Giovanni Ottaviani (1735-1808). The third volume was engraved by Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), after drawings by Ludovico Tesio (1731-82).

Level

Drawing

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