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image Adam vol.55/63

Reference number

Adam vol.55/63

Purpose

Capriccio showing a pavilion with five-bay coffered, apsidal entrance on steps with pediment above and three-storey towers at either end with statues on cornice. Pedimented two-storey elevations to one side.

Aspect

Perspective, elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 63

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey wash99 x 133

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

There is a pencil sketch for this building in Adam vol.55/46, and a more ambitious scheme in 55/41, which is also in pen and grey wash. The elevations may be related to the plan type shown in Adam vol.55/125.

Level

Drawing

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