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image Adam vol.26/146

Reference number

Adam vol.26/146

Purpose

Record drawing of part of a panel showing in relief a central animal skull with ears attached. This is flanked by two partly transmogrified griffins and sinuous foliage.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown wash on brown washed paper, ink framing line 204 x 842, vertical foldline

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi (attributed to)

Notes

The composition is probably a companion to Adam vol.26/145 and like that drawing it may be connected with James Adam's scheme of 1762/3 for the Parliament House, London, drawings for which are found in Adam volume 7. There is a similar composition in Adam vol.26/34 where the skull has been replaced by an urn, and there is another version in Adam vol.19/103.

Level

Drawing

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