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image Adam vol.55/123

Reference number

Adam vol.55/123

Purpose

Capriccio showing an elevation of part of a Palladian screen with roundel, an aedicular window or altar with strigillated base on steps, all framed by a large pilaster.

Aspect

Elevation verso detail

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 123 verso inscribed in ink in contemporary hand, probably that of Charles-Louis Clérisseau je rece/ Sieur C/ de par. [cropped by trimming of sheet]

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk, grey wash 154 x 113, the upper right corner trimmed diagonally

Hand

Robert Adam
verso Charles-Louis Clérisseau

Verso

Unfinished design for a decorated vase with handles in pencil, pen and grey wash. The handwriting in the inscription is probably that of Charles-Louis Clérisseau.

Notes

The drawing has been badly trimmed on one side.

Level

Drawing

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