Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: ? Naples. Study of a tripod table

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 44 and with dimensions

Dated/date range

Undated, probably April 1755

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, pen and brown and grey washes

 179 x 129

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/44

Notes

On 7 April 1755, Robert Adam saw at Herculaneum '...earthen vases and marble pavements just dicovered while we were on the spot and were shown some feet of tables in marble which were dug out the day before we were there'. This small table may be one of such objects that he studied and drew, and the original is probably in the Museum at Portici. It was later engraved by Piranesi in his Vasi, Candelabri, Cipi, Sarcofogi of 1778.

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Date

24 11 2006

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