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The Lancellotti Discobolus, with the restorations marked in red chalk; now in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.
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Height: 257 millimetres
Width: 202 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The Lancellotti Discobolus was found in 1781. It was first displayed in the Palazzo Massimo delle Colonne and then moved to the Palazzo Massimo Lancellotti.
The drawing retains the fold-lines indicative of having been sent in the post.
Jenkins to Townley, 12 July 1794: "...in answer to the honor of your two previous letters, since being come to town have not failed to Visit the Discobolus at the Vatican & Massimi...That of the Massimi is as I formerly Mentioned, in a very unfinished Stile, The Action of the Head as You will See by the Sketch rather too much forced. The right Leg and the left Hand, & Part of the Plinth, restored by Angelini, The Statue altogether / is certainly much Inferior to all the others that have been found on the Subject. ..." TY 7 / 536
See: S. Howard, 'Some eighteenth-century restorations of Myron's discobolus', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 25/3-4, (1962), p.333, fig.46e; reprinted in 'Antiquity Restored' (1990).
S. Howard, 'The Lansdowne Herakles' (1978), p.14, fig.12.
Viccy Coltman, 'Classical Sculpture and the Culture of Collecting in Britain since 1760', OUP (2009), pp. 98-101, fig. 35.
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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