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image Adam vol.26/124

Reference number

Adam vol.26/124

Purpose

Record drawing of a rectangular, symmetrical panel showing acanthus foliage in the centre, on either side of which is a putto and a lion attacking a deer. Part of acanthus leaf border detail.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 1763

Medium and dimensions

Red chalk 179 x 580

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Notes

This panel can be related to the compositions by Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (d.1793) in Adam vol.26/45 and 107. The motif of an animal caught up in a rosette is one used by James Adam in the entablature for his British Order of 1762 in Adam volume 7 (see Adam vol.7/69) and in The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam, London, 1773-79, part V.

Level

Drawing

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