12 November 2019

Drawing Tuesday - Wallace Collection

Judith and Janet K were in among the armour -
Swords, alone and in series, by Judith

Heavy metal, by Janet K
Janet B caught the action of Hercules wrestling a bull -
Joyce found dogs in paintings -

I went downstairs to see if there might be an exhibition, but no. However the plumage flanking the passage to the loo caught my eye...
The drawing -
 Looking closer.... they turned out to be 18th century Italian sculptures -
The goddess Diana

Figure representing Asia (the turban is the signifier) -
possibly part of a set of the four continents

Figure representing the Americas 

Feathers wrought in stone
A jumble of details - curls of hair (Diana and Asia), the feathers, the goldwork around the plinths - and a number added by the museum  -

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