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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 387

    Attributed to Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (French, 1762-1853)

    Design for a monument, possibly for the Villa Albani, Rome

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    Attributed to Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (French, 1762-1853)
    Design for a monument, possibly for the Villa Albani, Rome
    pencil, pen and black ink with grey wash
    22 x 16½ in. (55.9 x 41.9 cm.)


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    The vase on the left of this drawing is in the manner of the Albani vase that Thomas Hope copied from the Albani and Barberini collections. A pair was made and placed at one end of his sculpture gallery at Duchess Street, as guardians to the entrance to the other rooms of his mansion.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's London, 23 October, 1991, lot 116, as 'Circle of Charles Percier: An Obelisk and a Column'.
    Henry Blackmer, Athens.