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image Adam vol.55/57

Reference number

Adam vol.55/57

Purpose

Unfinished capriccio showing a building with a five-bay portico with pediment on a basement with aedicular door, with recessed five-bay wings approached by a double staircase, above a balustrade with sculpture. Below this is a small plan of the elevation showing a symmetrical composition.

Aspect

Elevation, planverso elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 57

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black chalk204 x 233

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Capriccio in pen showing a small building with five-bay portico and pediment on a rusticated basement with doorway flanked by staircases on either side of the basement door. It is a smaller version of the elevation on the recto, with the wings reduced from five bays to one. The scheme is similar in style and composition to the elevation shown in Adam vol.55/36.

Watermark

names

Notes

There is a smaller version of this elevation on the verso.

Level

Drawing

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