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Drawing from an album of 40 prints and drawings of bas-reliefs; part of the front of a child's marble sarcophagus with four boys racing chariots in the Circus Maximus at Rome. At each end of the scene are metae, pillars marking the limits of the course. In between are two domed buildings and columns supporting beams with four ovae and two dolphins, apparently used to mark the progress of the race (BM Cat. Sculpture 2318)
Pen and ink with grey wash and traces of graphite underdrawing on a sheet of paper stuck down onto a second sheet together with 2010,5006.1877.25; the assemblage framed in pen and ink borders. Loose in the album. Album tooled in gold on spine 'Drawings III Bas Reliefs etc in Marble'
- Production date
- 1768 - 1805
Height: 425 millimetres (album cover)
Height: 70 millimetres
Width: 330 millimetres (album cover)
Width: 217 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Album (2010,5006.1877.1-40), consists of 40 prints and drawings, most of which are representations of objects which belonged to Charles Townley. The album is bound in brown leather and tooled in gold on spine 'Drawings III Bas Reliefs etc in Marble'. Inscribed on the first page by Charles Townley: "93 sheaves in this Vol:", and underneath in another hand: "Paper label on spine removed 24/2/69 when book furbished / Lettering read "Townley Bas- Reliefs" "Duplicate Drawings / C. C. 5 a."
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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