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image Adam vol.26/82

Reference number

Adam vol.26/82

Purpose

Italy: Rome, the Forum, Temple of Castor and Pollux. Record drawing showing three architectural details. At the top: two husks and ovolo cornice; below this: anthemion and foliage frieze; at the bottom: two parts of foliage cyma reversa.

Aspect

Elevationsverso details

Inscribed

Inscribed in chalk L

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk307 x 425, central vertical foldline

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Verso

Unfinished pen drawing showing foliage details. The hand is probably not that of the drawing on the recto.

Watermark

coat of arms

Notes

All three details are taken from fragments of the Temple of Castor and Pollux at the south-east end of the Forum, of which three Corinthian columns and entablature survive.

Level

Drawing

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