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image Adam vol.55/178

Reference number

Adam vol.55/178

Purpose

Capriccio showing a section through a domed hall with decoration in panels supported by a colonnade of five bays, opening under a decorated barrel vault of three bays, with niches in the wall between columns.

Aspect

Section verso plan, details

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 178

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey wash 96 x 131, trimmed at top

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

The section is similar in style to that in Adam vol.55/46 or that for the Adam Mausoleum in Greyfriars' Churchyard, Edinburgh, Scotland in Adam vol.55/37 verso. The top of the drawing has been lost in trimming.

Level

Drawing

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