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Drawing - The Franco-Italian Album
  • The Franco-Italian Album
    Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796
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The Franco-Italian Album

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (drawn)
    France (drawn)

  • Date:

    1749-1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, black chalk and grey wash

  • Museum number:

    5712:233

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CUP, shelf 5B

Detail of an elevation, showing a caryatid figure, with a swagged tablet and vase to its right, and, at a much larger scale and in perspective, a winged derni-satyr supporting an Ionic capital from the Basilica of St Peter in the Vatican.

Physical description

Detail of an elevation, showing a caryatid figure, with a swagged tablet and vase to its right, and, at a much larger scale and in perspective, a winged derni-satyr supporting an Ionic capital from the Basilica of St Peter in the Vatican.

Place of Origin

Italy (drawn)
France (drawn)

Date

1749-1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, black chalk and grey wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink "St Peters"

Numbered "193"

Dimensions

Height: 150 mm, Width: 211 mm

Descriptive line

Sir William Chambers. One of a large group of drawings, mainly architectural designs, bound in a volume titled "Franco-Italian Album," mid-18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kisluk-Grosheide, Daniëlle and Rondot, Bertrand (Eds.) Visiteurs de Versailles: Voyageurs, princes, ambassadeurs (1682-1789) Paris: Gallimard, 2017

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Architectural fittings; Architecture; Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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