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image Adam vol.26/27

Reference number

Adam vol.26/27

Purpose

Italy: Rome, the Vatican. Unfinished record drawing showing two rectangular panels, one above the other, for grotesque work. The upper panel has two winged half figure putti holding an urn. The lower panel has two female winged figures on scalloped shells on either side of a human mask.

Aspect

Elevations

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen 172 x 345

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi (attributed to) or studio

Notes

This unfinished drawing is for a grotesque panel in the style of the work for the Vatican by Giovanni da Udine (1487-1564). It is in the same style and unfinished state as those drawings in Adam vol.26/25 and 26, and may be the work of Giuseppe Manocchi (c.1731-82) or, more likely, an assistant since the draughtsmanship is crude. Although derived from the Vatican logge they do not obviously correspond to any of the pilasters.

Level

Drawing

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