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image Adam vol.26/49

Reference number

Adam vol.26/49

Purpose

Italy: Rome, Palazzo Mattei. Record drawing of a long rectangular panel with four rosettes set in a sinuous pattern of foliage that emanates from central acanthus leaves.

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in pencil in a nineteenth-century hand Pallazzo Mattei

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk133 x 424

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Notes

The collection of antiques in the Palazzo Mattei, Rome, was on James Adam's 1762 list of 'Good Antiquitys yet to be procur'd at Rome' (National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, Clerk of Penicuik Collection, GD18/4954). There is a drawing of the palace portico by Robert Adam in the Clerk Collection, Scotland (Clerk 13), which shows similar panels in a vaulted ceiling. A succinct account of the collection is given in P. Bober and R. Rubinstein, Renaissance Artists and Antique Sculpture (Oxford, 1986, p.477). There is another drawing of a relief panel from the Mattei collection in Adam vol.26/67.

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Drawing

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