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image Adam vol.55/95

Reference number

Adam vol.55/95

Purpose

Capriccio showing a ruined courtyard with the remains of a vaulted and decorated ceiling, with a colonnade of six bays linked to a circular hall on one side with columns and coffered dome. It is set in a landscape.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 95

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen147 x 193

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Black chalk drawing that appears to show part of a tree.

Watermark

dove and monti

Notes

This drawing uses a strong diagonal line with hatching to one side to indicate shadow, a convention used in other drawings, particularly in Adam vol.55/90 and 105.

Level

Drawing

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