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image Adam vol.55/164

Reference number

Adam vol.55/164

Purpose

Capriccio showing a view of a building with dome and high drum above a three-bay portico with projecting single-bay wings with pediments. It is flanked on either side by courtyards with further wings with domed and porticoed centre with a spire-capped campanile.

Aspect

Perspectiveverso detail

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 164

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown wash103 x 223

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Pencil sketch of steps.

Notes

This drawing is a version of the composition in grey wash in Adam vol.55/135 and also the ink drawing in 55/22. All three drawings are of a similar scale and the same form of perspective.

Level

Drawing

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