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Design

Drawing
ca. 1778-1780 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Female artist wearing a headscarf seated on a stone bench with a large drawing pad and paint brush. She is drawing a male nude sculpture which stands on a plinth to her right. Books and papers lie on the floor.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleElements of Art (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Grisaille sketch, oil on paper
Brief Description
Angelica Kauffmann, one of four grisaille sketches for the four oval panels in the ceiling of the entrance hall of Burlington House, London.
Physical Description
Female artist wearing a headscarf seated on a stone bench with a large drawing pad and paint brush. She is drawing a male nude sculpture which stands on a plinth to her right. Books and papers lie on the floor.
DimensionsOvals, average size 8 ¾ x 11 inches (from catalogue)
Credit line
Bequeathed by H. H. Harrod
Object history
These sketches bear the collector’s mark of the Earl of Warwick (1818-1893), (Lugt 2600) and were sold, with incorrect titles, as Lot no. 196 in the Warwick Sale at Christie’s 20-21 May 1896. The paintings were executed originally for the Lecture Room f the Royal Academy at Somerset House and were later transferred to the ceiling of the library at the National Gallery during the Royal Academy’s tenancy there. They were placed in their present position in the hall of Burlington House in 1899.

Colouring E.863-1948

Composition E.864-1948

Invention E.865-1948

Design E.866-1948
Collection
Accession Number
E.866-1948

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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