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image Adam vol.26/77

Reference number

Adam vol.26/77

Purpose

Record drawing of a rectangular panel with scrolling foliage and rosettes emerging from acanthus leaves at one end. Part of a border with oak leaf and Egg-and-dart.

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Inscribed

Inscribed in chalk L

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk 590 x 185

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Watermark

coat of arms [part]

Notes

This composition is very similar to those in Adam vol.26/75, 76 and 87, all of which are inscribed with a capital L and attributed to Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (d.1793). They represent examples of relief panels without human or animal figures. The composition here is very close to Adam vol.26/75, differing in the formation of the rosettes. This antique form of decoration was used in contemporary fashion in the Villa Albani, Rome, particularly in the work there by Paolo Anesi (1697-1773) (see Adam vol.26/46).

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Drawing

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