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image Adam vol.26/97

Reference number

Adam vol.26/97


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




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


Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)


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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