This black and white drawing depicts an outdoor classical scene. In the center of the composition a nude male figure donning an ornate helmet and brandishing a sword drags a lifeless classically draped figure before an altar on the left on top of which rests armor, a helmet and drapery. Behind this altar is positioned another draped male figure. A fully draped figure points toward two mourning female figures in the right midground. The paper is squared for transfer.
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pen and ink over graphite, heightened with black and white chalk over Stylus (?) on medium buff wove paper, squared for transfer
Square composition with large gray area and the remaining area has a series of curvilinear, multi-colored stripes. The largest stripes are yellow and straight- one runs from the lower left corner and tapers off in the upper right corner of the square; the other runs from the upper left corner and tapers off in the lower right corner. The other stripes, in shades of orange, red, blue and purple, radiate from the yellow stripes like the spokes of a fan.