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image Adam vol.55/127

Reference number

Adam vol.55/127

Purpose

Academic study showing a plan of a longitudinal symmetrical building. The two entrance façades are composed as porticoes flanked by octagons, opening onto a rectangular hall with columns and niches. To one side is a pair of double staircases.

Aspect

Plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 127

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk112 x 190

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

This plan can be related to the similar academic studies on a different scale showing plans of longitudinal buildings in Adam vol.55/122 and 126.

Level

Drawing

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