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Drawings Roman silver cup belonging to Cardinal Corsini

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Jenkins, Thomas - Artist

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Rome (city)






Height: 195mm
Width: 300mm


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The trial of Orestes before the Areiopagus

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The Basso Relievo on the Vase. The Figures are not cast, but hammer'd & chisel'd; & a separate Cup goes within (to remedy the Inconvenience from the roughness of the interior part) which is fastened by the Handles of the Vase that project a little over the inner Edge, & by their being pliable like a Spring, the Cup may be taken out at Pleasure. vid. Minutes 10 May 1759.

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Tho. Jenkins Roma delin.

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A Silver Vase found by some Fishermen in drawing their Nets in the Sea at Nettuno in the year 1759 now in the possession of Cardinal Corsini at Rome.


Reference (free text)

S Rowland Pierce, 'Thomas Jenkins in Rome: In the Light of Letters, Records, and Drawings at the Society of Antiquaries of London', Antiquaries Journal 45 (1965): 200-29. Illustration, c., drawing IV, pl. LXI, between pp. 206 and 207.
    There are drawings of the cup on both sides of the paper, the relief is shown on the obverse, and the outline of the cup (without the figures) is shown on the reverse.