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image Adam vol.55/14

Reference number

Adam vol.55/14

Purpose

Capriccio showing an elevation and plan of a symmetrical building with five-bay portico on steps, on either side of which are projecting wings of three bays with pediments and small cupolas, above an arcade of five bays with a shallow dome on drum. Below this is drawn a plan in pencil of a square with corner pavilions and central pavilion with circular colonnaded hall.

Aspect

Elevation, plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 14

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, brown wash310 x 205

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

grapes

Notes

This drawing belongs with Adam vol.55/8, 10 and 11 as a small group of symmetrical elevations with wings and a domed centre block. The plan on the sheet is unrelated to the elevation and is drawn to a smaller scale; it can be compared with the chalk plan in Adam vol.55/28.

Level

Drawing

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