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image Adam vol.26/97

Reference number

Adam vol.26/97

Purpose

Italy: Rome, the Forum, Temple of Jupiter Tonans (Vespasian). Record drawing showing two full details of the cyma reversa of the temple.

Aspect

Details

Inscribed

Inscribed in pencil in twentieth-century hand on the album leaf Temple of Vespasian

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Red chalk 367 x 574

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Notes

The drawing here is a companion to that in Adam vol.26/96 and both are from the Temple of Jupiter Tonans (Vespasian) in the Forum. The columns were not full excavated until 1813, and the details shown here were widely studied in the nineteenth Prix de Rome measured drawings (see H. d'Espouy, Fragments d'Architecture Antique, 2 vols., Paris, 1905, p.13, pl.93). This detail is shown as Jupiter Tonans in G.L. Taylor & E. Cresy, The Architectural Antiquities of Rome, 2 vols., London, 1821 (vol.II, p.17).

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Drawing

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