Four (4) ink and watercolor on paper drawings based on ancient Greek and Roman statues, including one (1) depicting the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, one (1) depicting a statue similar to the Farnese Hercules, one (1) depicting a statue similar to the Hermes of the Museo Pio-Clementino, also known as the Belvedere Hermes, and one (1) depicting a goddess holding two flutes, likely Athena or Calliope, the muse of eloquence and epic poetry. Unsigned. All matted and housed under glass in wooden frames with carved gilt rosettes at each corner and foliate giltwood rabbet edge. Sight – 9 3/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed – 14 3/8" H x 12 5/8" W. Late 18th to mid 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Luke Eldridge Wright, Memphis, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall good condition with areas of foxing spots, acid burn to surface of drawings. Stains, largest 5/8" x 1 1/2", surface of drawings, Areas of wear, scratches, to frames. Overall rippling to paper. Top left rosette to goddess frame is not present. Not examined outside of frame.
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