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possibly Nicholas Revett, Sketch of a Roman design of a putto riding a sea-bull

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
Sketch of a Roman design of a putto riding a sea-bull
Date
c.1748–70
Location
Framed, hanging in the Study, location 080 on Dashwood list, AP 191, Witt 941/25 (33)
Medium and support
Ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions
Overall height: 12.5 cm, Overall width: 21.5 cm
Artist
possibly Nicholas Revett (1720-1804)
Catalogue Number
WW68
Inscription
  • Inscription: ‘found at Antium’ (present-day Anzio)

Description

AP notes that the attribution was made by John Harris. The putto’s head was clearly missing from the antique remnant, which was most probably a mosaic; some mosaics still remain in the ruins of various buildings in the archaeological area of Anzio.
by Clare Hornsby

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