Design for an engraved antique gem in an ornamental setting by Girolamo Odam

Depicting the Greek hero Diomedes in a heavily ornamented Baroque setting, this celebratory design based on an antique gem is the first drawing by Girolamo Odam to enter the Ashmolean collection.

Details

Medium:
Pen, brown ink, grey wash
Dimensions:
51.7 x 36.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,200 ( Total: £5,500)
Acquired in:
2014
Vendor:
Stephen Ongpin

Provenance

G. Norman; Ralph Holland c.1958; Sold Sotheby's, July 2013. An ARt Loss Register search has been carried out.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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