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image Adam vol.56/38

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Adam vol.56/38


Study of a relief panel showing a lion attacking a young bull.




Inscribed indistinctly in pencil below framing line on left C.R.Francini; in red ink on drawing 38

Signed and dated

  • Undated

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk on grey paper heightened with white chalk; black chalk framing line143 x 236


Unidentified eighteenth-century artist (possibly Claude Francini)


This is a rather basic drawing, possibly after an antique relief, or it may be from a relief panel in a chimneypiece. The hand is similar to that found in Adam vol.26/156, 157 and 160, all here attributed to Claude Francini. Claude Francini was a contemporary French sculptor who died in 1773. This drawing may be a later addition to the volume.



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