Inscribed in ink on drawing 170
Signed and dated
Undated, probably 1755 - 56
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, grey wash
310 x 260, folded with vertical foldline
Academic study showing two plans. One is for a pavilion with portico of columns and pilasters on steps with spiral staircases behind and flanking long symmetrical rectangular halls with columns. The other is for a building with circular central hall with four oval staircases and further spaces beyond, a portico of nine columns to one elevation. These two plans do not match the pavilion on the recto, and are of a type found in volume 9 (see particularly Adam vol.9/46-49). They may be compared with the apsidal pavilion in Adam vol.55/182 and that with four staircases in Adam vol.55/128; another version of the four staircase plan on the verso of Adam vol.2/188 was probably made at a later date.
This pavilion drawing is part of an exercise seen in Adam vol.55/168 and 169, and shows several alternatives and possibly chalk overdrawing by Laurent-Benoít Dewez (1731-1812), which may be corrections or suggestions (see Adam vol.55/130-132).
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