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Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (1716 - 1803)
previously attributed to Clérisseau

An architectural composition with the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Rome

Bodycolour on paper

Museum number: P109

Curatorial note

Jean-Baptiste Lallemand was a French painter and draughtsman, born in Dijon and trained in Paris but resident in Rome in 1747-1761. In 1755 he even worked as a landscape drawing tutor to Robert Adam. This drawing must date from his years in Rome as it illustrates the Roman Pyramid of Caius Cestius, built in c.18-12BC near the Porta Ostiensis. Soane seems to have acquried this drawing as the work of another Frenchman, Charles-Louis Clérisseau.


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