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image Adam vol.26/130

Reference number

Adam vol.26/130

Purpose

Record drawing of the underside of a vault showing a central human face surrounded by symmetrical foliage and rosettes. Two of the four borders are shown with similar decoration.

Aspect

Ceiling plan

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1760 - 1763

Medium and dimensions

Red chalk 310 x 509

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Watermark

fleur de lys in two circles

Notes

This is a larger version in chalk of the pencil drawing in Adam vol.26/68. Here the central head is more masculine than feminine and details of two of the borders are shown.

Level

Drawing

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