PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGEI TCHOBAN, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING, BERLIN
This grand and impressive gouache is somewhat unusual for its inclusion of oriental staffage, which is rarely seen in Clérisseau's known depictions of Roman ruins.
For more on Clérisseau's relationship with Robert Adam and his drawings of Italy, see Thomas J. McCormick, Charles-Louis Clérisseau and the Genesis of Neo-Classicism, Cambridge, Mass., 1990, pp. 117-124.
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