Writer: Jean-Augustin Renard

Etudes des fragments d’architecture

Etudes des fragments d’architecture

By Jean-Augustin Renard

Signed and dated ‘à Rome 1777’, this drawing was one of a series of studies executed after the antique by Jean-Augustin Renard when a student in Rome, and later published in Paris in Etudes des fragments d’architecture (1783). The acanthus leaf is ubiquitous in Western ornament. Supremely versatile, it can be deployed… Read More