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image Adam vol.55/132

Reference number

Adam vol.55/132

Purpose

Unfinished academic study showing a plan for a building with a three-bay pilastered portico on steps, with staircases on either side entering an apsidal-ended hall with two screened alcoves, and additional halls.

Aspect

Plan verso plans

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 132

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, black chalk 139 x 140

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Two unfinished plans in black chalk of symmetrical buildings with circular halls; they may be related to the composition on the recto.

Notes

This composition may be compared with that in Adam vol.55/130 and both show black chalk alterations or corrections which may be suggestions made by Laurent-Benoít Dewez (1731-1812)

Level

Drawing

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