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image Adam vol.54/Series 4/4

Reference number

Adam vol.54/Series 4/4

Purpose

This possibly unfinished design showing a battlemented tower with which be circular in plan flankled by two smaller attached and battlemented corner towers with lancet windows. A central entrance door is in a recessed arch, with window in niche above.

Aspect

Elevationverso plan, detail

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 4

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1757

Medium and dimensions

Pen197 x 140

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Pen drawing of part of a tree; pencil drawing showing a small triangular plan of a building with round towers at apexes. The plan may be related to that in Adam vol.54/Series 4/9.

Watermark

GR in circle

Notes

This probably unfinished elevation may be related to the perspective in Adam vol.54/Series 4/1, which shows a similar composition although with a less military air than this drawing, and also to the two elevations in Adam vol.54/Series 7/169.

Level

Drawing

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