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Discobolus in the Vatican with the restorations marked in red chalk.
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Height: 251 millimetres
Width: 186 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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, by The Inclosed Sketch of the former, You will See Marked the Exact fractures, i.e. the Head & Neck, the whole Left arm & Hand, & The Right Leg foot & all The Plinth restored by the Sposino, the Trunk to which the left foot is Attached like a Basrelief being let into the Plinth. The Surface of the antique Part, Variously Lograto, notwithstanding These drawbacks the figure is in Such an Animated Action, that it meets with much applause. The Joyning of the restores are Marked by dotted lines in the Sketch, on the Neck, Shoulder & knee..." TY 7 / 536
- G. Lippold, 'Die Sculpturen Des Vaticanischen Museums II, (Berlin 1956), no. 618, pp.88-91, pl.44
- Seymour Howard, 'The Lansdowne Herakles' (1978), p.14, fig.10
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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