Three dancing nymphs and a reclining cupid in a landscape
Attributed to Antonio Zucchi (Italian, Venice 1726–1796 Rome)
Oil on paper, attached to a plaster ceiling roundel
Diameter (without plaster frame): 41 3/4 in. (106 cm); Diameter (with plaster frame): 54 in. (137.2 cm); Depth: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1982
Not on view
Originally set in the center of the drawing room ceiling of No. 4 Adelphi Terrace, London, the house of the architects Robert and James Adam, and surrounded by fourteen other painted medallions. The artist Antonio Zucchi was made an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1770 and was Robert Adam's principal decorative painter.
Messrs. Pratt and Sons of London ; Mr. Jocelyn E.B. Stevens ; [ Randall C. Wallace , until 1982; sold to MMA ]