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image Adam vol.4/107

Reference number

Adam vol.4/107

Purpose

Unfinished capriccio of the interior of a ruinous ancient building with a vew through a screen supported by four columns, to further ruins. Tourists in contemporary dress admire the roofless ruins which house architectural fragments. The drawing is within an ink border.

Aspect

Perspective

Signed and dated

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Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen & ink, and grey and brown washes, on wove paper. 344 x 260

Hand

attributed to Antonio Zucchi (1726 - 1795)

Notes

Omitted from A.A.Tait's catalogue and added by Stephen Astley June 2013.

Level

Drawing

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