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image Adam vol.26/100

Reference number

Adam vol.26/100

Purpose

Italy: Rome, the Forum, Temple of Jupiter Tonans (Vesparian). Record drawing of two details of the frieze.

Aspect

Details

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Red chalk 394 x 583

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Watermark

fleur de lys in 2 circles

Notes

There are other studies in red chalk by Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (d.1793) of the Temple of Jupiter Tonans (Vespasian)m and on the same watermarked paper (see Adam vol.26/96 and 97). The two details here show the cyma reversa (see H. d'Espouy, Fragments d'Architecture Antique, 2 vols., Paris, 1905, pl.93).

Level

Drawing

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