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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2011,5012.78

  • Description

    Marble bas relief with three draped figures holding garlands, offering a sacrifice by a temple; formerly in the Villa Borghese, now in the Louvre, Paris (Inv. MR 822)
    Black chalk

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1739-1775
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 309 millimetres
    • Width: 497 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Position

        verso
      • Inscription Content

        Annotated in graphite: "Les Danseurs Borghese / PO401A".
  • Curator's comments

    This drawing was collected on the Groud Tour by Sir Roger Newdigate.

    For Campiglia see H. Macandrew, 'Master Drawings' 16.2 (1978), pp. 131- 50

    For Newdigate see M. McCarthy, 'Apollo', (September 1991), pp.159-68

    See also: Clarac, 'Musée de sculpture antique et moderne', Tome II, 258, no. 21, pl. 163

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  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1991 (four drawings by Campiglia (2011,5012.77 and 78, 2013,5008.1 and 2))

  • Acquisition notes

    These drawings appeared at an earlier Christie's sale, 6 July 1987, lot 211

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    2011,5012.78

Bas relief with dancers on either side of a candelabrum; formerly in the Villa Borghese, now in the Louvre, Paris
Black chalk

Bas relief with dancers on either side of a candelabrum; formerly in the Villa Borghese, now in the Louvre, Paris Black chalk

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