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image Adam vol.55/41

Reference number

Adam vol.55/41

Purpose

Capriccio showing an elevation with apsidal entrance flanked by the Giant Order, supporting statues on top and with an attic inscription between, aedicular windows and segmental pedimented doors. At either end are projecting porticoes with pediments above a Giant Order.

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 41

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey wash125 x 213

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

letter (part)

Notes

The use of grey wash in this drawing is typical of similar drawings found in Adam volume 9 such as Adam vol.9/24-30, and may be indicative of Robert Adam's instruction by Laurent-Benoít Dewez (1731-1812). There are similar compositions in Adam vol.55/45 and 46.

Level

Drawing

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