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image Adam vol.26/191

Reference number

Adam vol.26/191

Purpose

Italy: Rome, the Vatican Record drawing for the decoration of a pilaster showing four relief panels in the upper part; at the base three figures are supporting a vase of flowers under a scalloped canopy, above which are two figures holding swags.

Aspect

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Inscribed

Inscribed in pencil Arabesques

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, watercolour 1238 x 236, three joined sheets

Hand

Giuseppe Manocchi (attributed to)

Notes

This drawing, together with those in Adam vol.26/186,188, 192-201 is part of a group attributed to Giuseppe Manocchi (c.1731-82), showing decoration of the Vatican logge. The large scale of several of the figures in this drawing is similar to that found in Adam vol.26/151 and 199, although the overall composition can probably be attributed to Manocchi.
The decoration of the Vatican logge appeared as engravings between 1772 - 1777 in three parts: Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano (1772), Seconda Parte delle Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano (1776) and Terza ed Ultima Parte delle Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano (1777). Work on the project of recording was begun in 1760 and was more or less completed by 1768. The principal artists involved were the painter Gaetano Savorelli (d.1791) and the architect Pietro Camporesi (1726-81), and the engraver was Giovanni Ottaviani (1735-1808). The third volume was engraved by Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), after drawings by Ludovico Tesio (1731-82).

Level

Drawing

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