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image Adam vol.55/111

Reference number

Adam vol.55/111

Purpose

Capriccio showing a street scene amongst ruins with a large three-bay portico with domestic stairs and wooden shelter. Opposite are remains of fluted columns and vaults with another vaulted three-bay arcade in the background.

Aspect

Perspectiveverso plans, elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 111

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk, grey wash127 x 225

Hand

Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (attributed to)verso Robert Adam

Verso

Pen and chalk capricci showing three plans, one unfinished, and a three-bay elevation with dome and two small cupolas above an aedicular doorway. The designs relate to several of Robert Adam's pavilion exercises.

Watermark

coat of arms (trimmed)

Notes

This composition is typical of Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (1716-1803) and may be compared with his chalk and wash capriccio in Adam vol.56/149 and his watercolour in 56/151. The wash of the recto is accidental and the sheet has probably been re-used by Robert Adam

Level

Drawing

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