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A composition study for a mythological scene; a crowned figure seated beneath a tree at the centre, a satyr to his left and a draped male figure with nude torso holding a lyre to his right; perhaps a study of Apollo, Pan and Midas.
Pen and brown ink and brown and grey wash over black chalk
- Production date
- 1706-1714 (about)
Height: 124 millimetres
Width: 144 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- John Christian retained a number of photographs and photocopies of related drawings by Thornhill which include:
'Apollo, Pan and Midas', (Negative No: 77/ 1719. Copyright Mellon Centre.)
'The Judgement of Midas' (Anon Sale, Sotheby's 4th Jul 2002 (128).
Design for a staircase with 'The Judgement of Midas,' Wollaton Hall.
Sotheby's catalogue entry notes that two different hands are present in the drawing.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This drawing was Lot No 13 at Sotheby's Sale of British and Continental pictures, illustrated on page 17 of the catalogue.
Listed as 'Neptune.'
The drawings was acquired by The British Museum unmounted with photocopies of related drawings by Thornhill (see curatorial comment.)
The drawing was acquired by The British Museum attached to a secondary mount annotated with measurements. An illegible note in pencil on the back of the mount. Traces of glue at the corners with a fragment of letterpress top right.
This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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