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image Adam vol.26/39

Reference number

Adam vol.26/39

Purpose

Italy: Rome, San Lorenzo fuori le Mura. Record drawing of a long rectangular panel of grotesque work in relief showing two putti armed with spears hunting two lions, with a horse. a deer and half-figure, all emerging from rosettes of scrolling foliage. The panel is set within an unfinished Egg-and-dart border.

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand St Laurenzo

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk, framing line 146 x 598

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Notes

This chalk drawing is similar in subject and style to both Adam vol.26/38 and 41 and they show the classical panel decoration of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, Rome where numerous classical fragments were incorporated into the cloister walls. This panel composition, although different in detail, follows the same pattern and scale as 26/38.

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Drawing

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