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image Adam vol.55/169

Reference number

Adam vol.55/169

Purpose

Academic study showing a symmetrical pavilion with stepped dome on drum with arcaded openings above a three-bay Doric portico with doorway behind. On either side are niches and single projecting Doric columns.

Aspect

Perspective verso detail

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 169

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Grey wash over pencil 312 x 202

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Black chalk detail of foliage decoration.

Watermark

partial names

Notes

This pavilion is an exercise on the scheme in Adam vol.55/168. The two drawings are on sheets of identical size and form of watermark. In this drawing a pencil cupola is suggested for the top of the dome that is not present in 55/168.

Level

Drawing

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