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image Adam vol.26/78

Reference number

Adam vol.26/78

Purpose

Record drawing of three rectangular panels with relief decoration. The top panel shows two satyrs and a putto holding swags of oak leaves above each of which is an eagle. The unfinished panel below this has a groteque mask, with foliage and rosettes to one side. The bottom panel shows two embracing half-figures with a bird form and foliage on either side.

Aspect

Elevations

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk 304 x 434

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Watermark

fleur de lys in circle

Notes

The embracing figures in the lower panel are repeated in Adam vol.26/79. The eagle and oak swag in the top panel may be a variation of that at the base of the Antonine and Trajan's Columns, Rome.

Level

Drawing

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