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Object type



Painting: Whole wall decoration

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Bn 5. 44-47 are a set of Paintings. The set is numbered i-iv, 44 being a whole wall, and 45-47 details, though they do not actually form part of the composition.

Other number

Ashby ETON II No.44 (i)


Content (description)

Below is a portico decorated with composite columns: in the centre a female figure stands on the left, with drapery over her right shoulder and her lower limbs: before her kneels a youth, with his left arm stretched out, and the index finger pointing down: between them is a snake rising out of a basket of flowers. In the panel on the left is Hermes with the caduceus, in that on the right is a female figure with a stephane, and drapery round her lower limbs, holding an apple (?) in her right hand: above these figures are solar busts: in the panels at each extremity are pairs of Ionic columns supporting vases, but belonging to the scheme of the background. In the upper tier the architecture is Ionic. Minerva (?), unarmed with a sceptre in her right hand, and a wreath in her left, is seated on a chair in the centre panel: and in each of the panels at the extremities is a hovering cherub.

Content (object)


Content (note)


height (actual size): 315mm
width (actual size): 411mm

Dimension note

Ashby gives the dimensions as 254 x 345
The actual drawing on the page measures 270mm x 360mm


Bartoli Villa Hadriani written in ink on the back of the drawing
I written in ink below the drawing

Materials & techniques note

watercolour on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Ashby (p. 25 )
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