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image Adam vol.55/30

Reference number

Adam vol.55/30

Purpose

Capriccio showing a half-elevationof a centre block an apsidal and coffered entrance below a stepped dome with a wing of columns, two aedicular niches to a domed pavilion with segmental pedimented doorway, which has sculpture above and to each side. Above on the sheet is a small plan of a building with four symmetrical wings and pavilions.

Aspect

Elevation, plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 30

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen 126 x 203

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

The half-elevation here may be compared with the complete one shown in Adam vol.55/6, and with a similar composition having a small plan above, which is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (see A. Rowan, Catalogues of Architectural Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Robert Adam, London, 1988, p.34; see also Adam vol.55/33).

Level

Drawing

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