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image Adam vol.55/146

Reference number

Adam vol.55/146

Purpose

Capriccio showing two elevations, one of which has a three-bay pedimented centre with aedicular windows, relief panels and an aedicular entrance flanked by single-story, single-bay wings. The other has a curved façade with pilasters and attic storey, with alternating round and straight-headed openings.

Aspect

Elevationsverso plan, elevations, section

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 146

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen106 x 234

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Capricci in pen showing a circular plan with inner arcade, part elevation and section of a circular building with semi-engaged columns. The circular elevation on the recto is taken from the plan and section here. Below this is the upper part of a three-bay elevation with attic panel above windows with broken pediments and a central niche below. These three drawings are similar to the three drawings in Adam vol.55/139.

Notes

The pedimented elevation may be compared with that in Adam vol.55/140. The circular elevation is taken from the plan and section of the verso.

Level

Drawing

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