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image Adam vol.26/147

Reference number

Adam vol.26/147

Purpose

Record drawing of part of a frieze showing in relief a winged half-figure beside a flaming candelabrum, with scrolling foliage that surrounds a seated lion. Incomplete detail of border.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 1763

Medium and dimensions

Red chalk 287 x 535

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Watermark

fleur de lys in two circles

Notes

This drawing and its companion in Adam vol.26/148 are larger versions of Adam vol.26/103 and 131, all of which are probably by Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (d.1793). This drawing differs from principally in the foliage pattern and arms of the figure. The border is also shown in full in Adam vol.26/103. There is a poor copy of this composition in pen and grey wash, inscribed 'au Palais des Empereurs' in the Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia (2284).

Level

Drawing

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