Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Capriccio showing a five-bay elevation of a single-storey building with elaborate trophy sculpture on the attic above a decorated frieze. Below is an apsidal and coffered niche on steps with sculpture, flanked by fluted coupled pilasters with niches between.
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image Adam vol.55/148

Reference number

Adam vol.55/148

Purpose

Capriccio showing a five-bay elevation of a single-storey building with elaborate trophy sculpture on the attic above a decorated frieze. Below is an apsidal and coffered niche on steps with sculpture, flanked by fluted coupled pilasters with niches between.

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 148

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen90 x 104

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

This elevation may be related to the smaller compositions in Adam vol.55/133 and 152, both in the style of draughtsmanship and in the single-storey compositions with an attic of particular richness.

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).