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image Adam vol.55/126

Reference number

Adam vol.55/126

Purpose

Academic study showing a plan of a longitudinal and symmetrical building, possibly a church, with a façade of nine bays with a three-bay projecting centre. It has a rectangular court and a smaller circular court with columns, other apsidal spaces, and side elevations arranged as a series of niches.

Aspect

Plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 126

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen261 x 163, trimmed at top

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

fleur de lys in circle

Notes

This plan can be compared with the smaller ink scheme in Adam vol.55/122, and perhaps also with the chalk study in Adam vol.55/127. There is a possible sketch version of this plan in Adam vol.9/14.

Level

Drawing

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