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image Adam vol.26/83

Reference number

Adam vol.26/83

Purpose

Record drawing of a fragment of a panel showing a headless lion in scrolling foliage.

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in chalk L

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk on buff paper (damaged section repaired with patch) 224 x 358

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Notes

This drawing, which suggests an antique fragment in a garden, is similar in the base perspective to that in Adam vol.26/69 and may well also be from the Colonna gardens, Rome (see also Adam vol.26/52). The sheet has been damaged and repaired with a patch sometime in the late nineteenth century. There is a poor copy of this composition in the Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia (2215), which is smaller and is unhelpfully inscribed 'au Palais des Empereurs'.

Level

Drawing

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