Nicholas Penny, Catalogue of European Scrulpture in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1992, p. 108-115, cat. no. 77.
The lower secton of this torchère is based on a design by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78). Piranesi attributes his design from fragments discovered from Hadrian's Villa in 1769. Two known marble models exist, one in the Louvre and another at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford and is illustrated op. cit. p. 110.
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