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image Adam vol.26/108

Reference number

Adam vol.26/108

Purpose

Italy: Rome, Santa Maria della Pace. Record drawing of a pilaster panel showing grotesque work in a symmetrical composition after that in the Cesi chapel.

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink in an eighteenth-century hand Alla pace di Michelangelo

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown wash562 x 200

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi

Notes

This is a copy of a more elaborate drawing by Charles-Louis Clérisseau now in the Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia (see Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820) Dessins du musée de l'Ermitage Saint-Petersbourg, catalogue of an exhibition held at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1995, p.106). The Hermitage drawing bears the same inscription as that on this drawing; in the eighteenth century the Cesi chapel of Santa Maria della Pace was attributed to Michelangelo, although it is now seen as the work of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484-1546) and the pilasters are attributed to Simone Mosca (1492-1553). A companion drawing is found in Adam vol.26/109.

Level

Drawing

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