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image Adam vol.26/25

Reference number

Adam vol.26/25

Purpose

Italy: Rome, the Vatican. Unfinished record drawing for a panel decoration showing a herm-like figure with wings on top of a vase that is supported by two anthropomorphic fish; the whole is surrounded by grotesque decoration.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen on buff paper 251 x 135

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi (attributed to) or studio

Notes

This drawing, like those in Adam vol.26/26 and 27, are unfinished compositions by Giuseppe Manocchi (c.1731-82) or, more likely, an assistant since the draughtsmanship is crude, for decoration in the style of Giovanni da Udine (1487-1564). Although derived from the Vatican logge they do not obviously correspond to any of the pilasters.

Level

Drawing

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