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possibly Francis Dashwood, West Wycombe Park: interior decorations: design for a painted ceiling based on Bartoli

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
West Wycombe Park: interior decorations: design for a painted ceiling based on Bartoli
Date
c.1740–60
Location
Framed, hanging in the Study, location 080 on the Dashwood list, AP 194, Witt 941120 (62)
Medium and support
Ink, pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Overall height: 17 cm, Overall width: 23 cm
Artist
possibly Francis Dashwood (1708-1781)
Catalogue Number
WW36

Description

This drawing is a copy of part of a Francesco Bartoli drawing representing a ceiling from the Domus Transitoria on the Palatine Hill in Rome, now in the Topham Collection, Eton College Library, but probably copied from Dashwood’s copy of Montfaucon’s Antiquité expliquée.1 This was not used as the basis for any of the ceilings in the house.

by Clare Hornsby

Footnotes

  1. Bernard de Montfaucon, L’Antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures, Paris, 1719–24, Supplément, vol. 3, 1724, pl. 60.

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