Design for Ceiling Walls and Staircase
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From the Collection
Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper right: "Gratitude ye Principal figure, crownd by Peace, & over, wch Providence| particularly presides| Industry, leaning on a Bee hive attended by Plenty & holding a plan or | upright For St George.| Fame soudning ye praise of Gratitude. & Industry"; in graphite, upper center: "19 - 4"; in pen and brown ink lower center: "127 [...] | (sequential numbers from 1 to 20)"; in pen and brown ink lower left: "Syllas Triumph, is followd by ye Citizens &c. wth loud | acclamation, in that he has redeemd them from Slavery"; in pen and ink lower center: "Sylla gratefully offers ye 10th of all his Spoyls | to Hercules"; in pen and brown ink lower right: "The Roman People, Ladys &c. strive to adorn ye | [...] of Sylla"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Thos Pitt"; inscribed on back: extensive notes in pen and brown ink and in graphite
Medium: Pen and brown ink, gray wash, brown wash and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Credit: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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