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image Adam vol.26/105

Reference number

Adam vol.26/105

Purpose

Record drawing of a rectangular panel showing a symmetrical pattern of foliage and rosettes on a base of acanthus leaves with a small vase in the centre.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown wash on brown washed paper, ink framing line 487 x 218

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi (attributed to)

Notes

This drawing is similar in draughtsmanship and technique to the other drawings by Guiseppe Manocchi (1731-82) in this volume. It can be compared with the two grotesque panels in Adam vol.26/122-23 and to his compositions in volume 19 (see particularly Adam vol.19/104). There are numerous examples of such arabesque panels, possibly by Agostino Brunias (1730-96) or Antonio Zucchi (1726-95) after Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820), of the late 1750s (see T. McCormick, Charles-Louis Clérisseau and the Genesis of Neo-Classicism, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, 1990, p.136 and fig.117).

Level

Drawing

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