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image Adam vol.55/103

Reference number

Adam vol.55/103

Purpose

Capriccio showing an interior with three bays, two of which have clearstory windows in decorated frames. One bay has steps and coffering with niches and possibly an altar, the other two bays have columns and sculpture in niches. Below on the sheet is part of plan of a curving colonnade.

Aspect

Perspective, plan (part)verso elevations, plans

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 103

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey wash136 x 215

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Pen and black chalk capricci showing the top part of an elevation with trophies on the cornice, and the elevation of a domed and colonnaded building, which can be compared with schemes in Adam vol.55/120 verso and the perspective in 55/165 attributed to Laurent-Benoít Dewez (1731-1812). Also on the sheet are two plans for centralised halls.

Watermark

letters

Notes

The interior is a larger version of the section shown in Adam vol.55/102 and a variation on that in 55/94. The plan can be compared with that on the verso of 55/147.

Level

Drawing

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