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image Adam vol.55/179 extra

Reference number

Adam vol.55/179 extra

Purpose

Unfinished academic study showing a plan for a symmetrical building with five-bay portico leading to a hall with two apses and circular columned rooms beyond, and two oval staircases.

Aspect

Plan

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk 185 x 275 Drawing size

Hand

Robert Adam (attributed to)

Notes

Like Adam vol.55/171 extra this drawing is on one of the sheets of the album and has no ink number. The elevational scheme mounted on this sheet, Adam vol.55/179, has not been superimposed on any drawings, which suggests that it was added later to a blank top of the sheet. The plan itself is similar to Robert Adam's scheme for a music pavilion in Adam vol.55/173 verso, which incorporates several of the chalk alterations shown here.

Level

Drawing

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