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image Adam vol.26/102

Reference number

Adam vol.26/102

Purpose

Record drawing of part of a frieze showing in relief a deer, putto and birds amongst foliage, with a cyma reversa of stylised forms below.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk 239 x 410

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Watermark

fleur de lys in 2 circles

Notes

This drawing is very close to the figures and composition in Adam vol.26/107, and the cyma reversa is close to that from the Temple of Jupiter Tonans (Vespasian) in the Forum, Rome (see also Adam vol.26/96). The panel shown here and in Adam vol.26/103-4 and 107 may be compared with the style of the frieze panels from San Lorenzo fuori le Mura (see Adam vol.26/38, 39 and 45). There is a smaller version of this drawing without the cyma reversa in the Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia (2146).

Level

Drawing

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