Inscribed in ink on drawing 46
Signed and dated
- Undated, probably 1755 - 56
Medium and dimensions
Pencil253 x 205, folded with a vertical foldline, trimmed at top edge
Capricci in pen and grey wash showing in perspective the corner of a portico with cornice capitals and tops of columns, and a broken fluted column in a landscape setting with a bridge in the background. The broken column may be based on one that Robert Adam drew at Aquino during the Sora tour in 1756, see Clerk Collection, Scotland, Clerk 158.
The elevations are versions of the composition shown on the verso of Adam vol.55/45 and bear little relation to the three plans. The scale of these plans and elevations, like those in 55/45, can be compared with similar drawings in Adam volume 9 in pencil, chalk and pen, which are associated with Robert Adam's instruction in architecture by Laurent-Benoít Dewez, Charles-Louis Clérisseau and others. The apsidal elevation is probably an earlier version of that in Adam vol.55/63.
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