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image Adam vol.26/38

Reference number

Adam vol.26/38

Purpose

Italy: Rome, San Lorenzo fuori le Mura. Record drawing for a rectangular panel of grotesque work in relief showing putti armed with spears hunting lions, and horses set in the rosettes of sinuous foliage. The panel has an unfinished Egg-and-dart border.

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Inscribed

Inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand St Laurenzo fuore delle Mura.

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk 183 x 601, trimmed to give four lugs, two at top, two at bottom, outlined in black chalk

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Notes

This and the companion drawing in Adam vol.26/39 show the classical panel decoration of San Lorenzo fuori de Mura where numerous classical fragments were incorporated into the cloister walls. This panel was possibly once the jamb to a door; the sheet has been trimmed to give four lugs, which have been outlined in black chalk suggesting a panel fixed to the wall, as is also the case in Adam vol.26/41.

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Drawing

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