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image Adam vol.26/74

Reference number

Adam vol.26/74


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


Elevation verso details


Inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand Villa Medicis; in chalk L

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk on buff paper 541 x 189 with central fold line


Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)


Unfinished drawings in black chalk of acanthus leaves; this may be an abandoned first attempt of the drawing on the recto.


This is a study of another part of the fragment in Adam vol.26/73; unlike the latter, this drawing is inscribed with a capital L, which suggests the hand is that of Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (d.1793). The fragment here was not illustrated in H. d'Espouy, Fragments d'Architecture Antique (2 vols., Paris, 1905), but it is illustrated in G. B. Piranesi, Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcophagi, etc. (Rome, 1778) as 'questo si vede nella Villa Medici a Roma'.



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