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image Adam vol.55/137

Reference number

Adam vol.55/137

Purpose

Capriccio showing a longitudinal plan composed as two circles, the larger one having an inner circle of columns opening into a tripartite rectangular hall with apsidal end.

Aspect

Planverso details

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawiang 137

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen207 x 107

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Pen drawing showing details of tree tops.

Notes

This plan is a version of the longitudinal scheme in Adam vol.55/122, which has an elevation that may be compared with that in Adam vol.55/139. The somewhat basic form of this composition and its lack of detail suggest it is a similar academic exercise to Adam vol.55/138.

Level

Drawing

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