Inscribed in ink on drawing 81
Signed and dated
Undated, probably 1755 - 56
Medium and dimensions
Black chalk387 x 270, folded with a vertical fold line
Three capricci, two in penand one in black chalk showing perspectives of interiors. The two compositions in pen may be related to Adam vol.55/90 and the lower one is possibly the source for Adam vol.55/73. Also on the sheet are two details show coffered halls with screened niches, and at lower left a plan in chalk of an oval building with a long entrance passage. The plan may be the source for the schemes in Adam vol/55/78 and 80, as well as for the perspective of the vaulted hall beside it.
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This drawing is similar to the perspectives on the verso and both can be compared with the view of a hall in Adam vol.55/118; all of these drawings may be for a similar building or compositional exercise, possibly based on Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome (see J. Fleming, Robert Adam and His Circle in Edinburgh & Rome, London, 1962, p.352, and the Clerk Collection, Scotland, Clerk 1).
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