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image Adam vol.26/73

Reference number

Adam vol.26/73

Purpose

Italy: Rome, Villa Medici. Record drawing of a fragment showing scrolling foliage with rosette emerging from acanthus leaves.

Aspect

Elevation verso detail

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand Villa Medicis

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk on buff paper 567 x 205 with central fold line

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Verso

Black chalk outline of a seated female figure. This drawing is probably part of an abandoned composition, possibly in the same hand.

Notes

This drawing and that in Adam vol.26/74 depict antique fragments at the Villa Medici, Rome, which were well-known in the nineteenth century when they were drawn as restored by Julien Guadet (see H. d'Espouy, Fragments d'Architecture Antique, 2 vols., Paris, 1905, I, p.12, pl.82; see also M. Cagiano de Azevedo, Le Antichità di Villa Medici, Roma, Rome, 1951).

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Drawing

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