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image Adam vol.26/104

Reference number

Adam vol.26/104

Purpose

Record drawing of part of a frieze panel showing in relief a gesturing half-putto next to a candelabrum. On the other side is a rearing lion amidst foliage. At the bottom is cyma reversa and ovolo.

Aspect

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Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk 235 x 430

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Notes

This drawing and Adam vol.26/103 are companions to Adam vol.26/102. There is a larger version of this drawing in Adam vol.26/131-32, and 147-148; those in 26/131-132 are inscribed with a capital 'L' and all are probably by Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (d.1793). The half-putti are found in Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) (see the frontispiece to his Lapides Capitolini of 1762), and in fragments from the Forum of Trajan, Rome. There is a small and poor version of this composition in the Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia (2145).

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Drawing

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