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Verso of an unfolded sheet of sketches depicting four antique statues, addressed to James Stuart in London and featuring a broken wax seal

RIBA Ref No RIBA29490
Artist/PhotographerNollekens, Joseph (1737-1823)
Image Date1760
Library ReferenceSD157/8(1)verso
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectLettering ; Calligraphy
NOTES: This incribed sheet, attributed to Joseph Nollekens, is addressed to the architect, archaeologist and artist James 'Athenian' Stuart at the home of Thomas Anson, who resided at St James's Square, London from 1766 to 1773. It is one of several drawings sent to this address as part of a postal package. Between the years 1759 and 1770, Nollekens studied and worked as an antiques dealer, restorer and copier in Rome before returning to England to become a highly successful portrait sculptor.

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