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image Adam vol.26/145

Reference number

Adam vol.26/145

Purpose

Record drawing of a tall rectangular panel showing a vase with handles at the base from which foliage sprouts, culminating in another vase upon which is an eagle with outstretched wings.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, brown wash on brown washed paper, ink framing line650 x 185

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi (attributed to)

Notes

The draughtsmanship and composition of this panel can be compared with that in Adam vol.26/122 and 123. Like those drawings, it may be a design inspired by the antique rather than being a direct copy, and it can be compared with other drawings attributed to Giuseppe Manocchi (1731-82) and Antonio Zucchi (1726-95) for James Adam's scheme of 1762/3 for the Parliament House, London found in Adam volume 7. A comparison may also be made with Adam vol.19/86; it is possibly loosely based on the pilasters from the Arcus Argentariorum in Rome, Italy.

Level

Drawing

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