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image Adam vol.26/61 extra

Reference number

Adam vol.26/61 extra

Purpose

verso Unfinished sketch for part of an arabesque.

Aspect

verso Detail

Signed and dated

Undated

Medium and dimensions

verso pencil599 x 455, folded

Hand

Unidentified

Verso

Pencil sketch for part of an arabesque.

Watermark

fleur de lys in a circle

Notes

This is a folded sheet inserted in the volume at this point, which was probably the original album leaf for drawings Adam vol.26/62-64. It was probably retained because of the pencil sketch on the verso. In this respect it may be compared with additional drawings found in Adam volume 55 (see Adam vol.55/1 extra, 171 extra, 179 extra).

Level

Drawing

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