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image Adam vol.55/143

Reference number

Adam vol.55/143

Purpose

Capricci showing two interior views, at the top a domed hall with screened niches seen under a barrel vault with rosette coffers. Below this is an unfinished view of a domed room with three columned niches seen under an arch. Also on the sheet is a detail of a cornice in profile.

Aspect

Perspectives, detail

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 143

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil 313 x 202

Hand

Robert Adam (attributed to)
verso Charles-Louis Clérisseau (attributed to)

Verso

Unfinished capriccio in pencil and grey wash showing an interior of a hall composed of apses and niches, with thermal windows above, and a barrel vault. This drawing shows a firmer and more confident hand than that of Robert Adam and may be a sketch by Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820). It may also be related to Adam's studies of the interior of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome, Italy in the Clerk Collection, Scotland (see also Adam vol.4/88)

Watermark

partial names

Notes

The upper view is a version in pen of the chalk drawing in Adam vol.55/118.

Level

Drawing

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