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image Adam vol.55/149

Reference number

Adam vol.55/149

Purpose

Capriccio showing probably part of an elevation with a shallow stepped dome, below which are coupled columns with sculpture on top with a coffered apse containing an aedicular niche. This is flanked by two pedimented windows and a screened niche with an urn above. All is set on a basement.

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 149

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown wash 106 x 132 (trimmed at both left and right hand edges)

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

There is a similar compositional exercise in Adam vol.55/153, which also uses pen and wash and is of a similar scale.

Level

Drawing

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