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image Adam vol.55/102

Reference number

Adam vol.55/102

Purpose

Capriccio showing a section through a hall with doorway flanked by aedicular niches with sculpture below a decorated vault. At either end are coffered apses with columns and niches. Below on the sheet is part of a plan of the same building.

Aspect

Section, plan (part)verso section, elevation (part)

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 102

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen70 x 154

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Pen and ink capriccio showing part of a section through a dome and part of a two-storey elevation of columns and aedicular niches.

Notes

This section can be compared with a similar design in Adam vol.55/94. The interior is a smaller version of the section shown in Adam vol.55/103. The very small scale of the drawing on both recto and verso is also found in drawings in volume 9. The sheet is the remains of a larger one, as the drawings on the verso make clear.

Level

Drawing

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