Inscribed in ink on drawing 77
Signed and dated
Undated, probably 1755 - 56
Medium and dimensions
Pen177 x 254
Robert Adam, attributed to
This composition is part of a group of mostly ink drawings, Adam vol.55/71-77, executed in a deliberately casual style that may have served as the inspiration for more elaborate watercolours by both Robert Adam and Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820) that can be seen in volume 56, see Adam vol.56/123, and in this volume in Adam vol.55/67. Like 55/73, this drawing is attributed to Adam by Fleming but not discussed (see caption to fig.9 in J. Fleming, Robert Adam and His Circle in Edinburgh & Rome, London, 1962, p.167). However, the relationship between the compositions in this group is complex, as 55/74 makes plain where both hands are apparent, and the general authorship here of Clérisseau cannot be ruled out.
Rep. J. Fleming, Robert Adam and His Circle in Edinburgh & Rome, London, 1962, fig.9, p.167.
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