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image Adam vol.55/105

Reference number

Adam vol.55/105

Purpose

Capriccio showing a ruined interior of columns with pedimented elevations at both ends. An apsidal opening is above a two-bay bridge that links to a terrace with balustrade and sculpture. In the background is a domed building set in a landscape.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 105

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey wash126 x 130

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

The small bridge is a version of that found in the chalk drawing by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (1716-1803) in Adam vol.55/97 and also Robert Adam's version in 55/107. The diagonal and hatched shadow technique is similar to that in Adam vol.55/90 and 95.

Level

Drawing

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