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image Adam vol.26/45

Reference number

Adam vol.26/45

Purpose

Record drawing of a long rectangular panel showing four prancing animals in relief, two lions, a deer and bull. Between them are two putti entwined in foliage that emanates from acanthus leaves at one end.

Aspect

Elevation verso elevations, details

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, grey wash 136 x 557

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi (attributed to) and on verso studio of Manocchi

Verso

Unfinished study in black chalk showing panels and borders in profile, which suggests a composition in the style of the Vatican logge. The hand is similar to that in Adam vol.26/17 and 18, and is probably a draughtsman in the circle of Giuseppe Manocchi (1731-82) in Rome.

Notes

This panel is associated with drawings after the antique fragments at San Lorenzo fuori le Mura in Rome, in particular see Adam vol.26/41, which is attributed to Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (d.1793). The drawing on the verso suggests that this may well be a reused sheet.

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Drawing

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