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image Adam vol.26/61

Reference number

Adam vol.26/61

Purpose

Italy: Tivoli, Villa Adriani. Record drawing of one part of a rectangular panel showing foliage with a lion emerging from a rosette, and next to this part of a winged female with a garland, also emerging from a rosette.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, grey wash 105 x 239

Hand

Charles-Louis Clérisseau (attributed to)

Notes

This is a copy of a drawing showing the entirety of this panel that is in the Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia, attributed Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820) (see T. McCormick, Charles-Louis Clérisseau and the Genesis of Neo-Classicism, Cambridge Massachusetts and London, 1990, p.142, fig.120). It is annotated as a 'Fragment de la Ville Adriani a Tivoli' and related to Clérisseau's Borély scheme of 1767 (see Adam vol.26/60). It is possible that this drawing is in Clérisseau's hand and that in the Hermitage is an office copy.

Level

Drawing

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