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XIX century Academic drawing of Marcus Claudius Marcellus as Hermes. Cm62 x cm48

XIX century Academic drawing of Marcus Claudius Marcellus as Hermes. Cm62 x cm48

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 Italian XIX drawing.

Charcoal on brown paper.

Good condition with some defects on margins.

Size: 62cm x 48cm.

This drawing represents one of the many examples of academic exercises based on the most important plaster copies of Ancient Rome statues.

Academic drawing of the plaster cast taken from a Greek marble created around 20 BC depicting Marcus Claudius Marcellus, nephew of Augustus, in the guise of Hermes. The original statue is in white marble and bears the signature of the Athenian sculptor Cleomenes, son of Cleomenes. The marble statue itself is inspired by a bronze statue depicting Hermes, created in 447 BC in Athens. The marble statue was first documented in the villa of Pope Sixtus V on the Esquiline Hill before 1590. In 1664, it was purchased by King Louis XIV of France and placed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Since 1802, it has been housed in the Musée du Louvre.

This 19th century Italian drawing of classical bust sculpture in plaster showcases expert chiaroscuro modeling in black and brown charcoal on paper.

This drawing is a part of collection of 19th century charcoal drawings from the Accademia Albertina of Turin showcases the use of black and brown charcoal on paper to represent classic sculptures. 

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