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image Adam vol.26/88

Reference number

Adam vol.26/88

Purpose

Record drawing of a rectangular panel showing military trophies consisting of pieces of armour, weapons, shields, all in overlapping confusion.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown wash with white heightening (partly oxidised) on brown washed paper 147 x 1167 with three vertical foldlines

Hand

Antonio Zucchi (attributed to)

Notes

This is probably a study of one of the two trophy columns from the Uffizi, Florence, which were carved with trophy reliefs on four sides (see Adam vol.26/112). The columns were removed from Rome to Florence in 1588 and in the eighteenth century were set up at the entrance to the Uffizi Gallery (see P. Bober and R. Rubinstein, Renaissance Artists and Antique Sculpture, Oxford, 1986, p.206).

Level

Drawing

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