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Charles Percier (Paris 1764-1838)
Charles Percier (Paris 1764-1838)

Roman reliefs, busts and urns: design for a frontispiece

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Charles Percier (Paris 1764-1838)
Roman reliefs, busts and urns: design for a frontispiece
inscribed 'PALAIS ET MAISONS/ DE ROME,/ XII ¯ CAHIER.'
watercolour, possibly over etched outline
10 x 8½ in. (25.7 x 21.2 cm.)
Provenance
F. J. B. Watson; and thence by descent to the present owner.

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One of the series of designs showing imagined grouping of Roman monuments and sculpture which were used for Percier's collaborative work with Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853), Palais, Maisons, et autres édifices modernes dessinés à Rome, published in Paris in 1798. The present composition appears as pl. 68.
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