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image Image 1 for Adam vol.54/Series 4/7
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Reference number

Adam vol.54/Series 4/7

Purpose

Capricci showing three symmetrical Gothic elevations, the more complete with a three-storey tower with crocketing and lancet windows. Below on the sheet is a plan with a seven-bay portico opening into a hall with circular colonnade.

Aspect

Elevations, planverso details, elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 7

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1757verso: drawings of a later date

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen182 x 187. The sheet has four vertical fold lines

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Designs in pen for a classical chimney-piece with herm jambs and overmantle. Also details of two herms, a tripod brazier and an elevation of a small domed pavilion with three-bay pedimented portico on steps. These drawings are of a later date, when the sheet was re-used. The design for the chimney-piece can be compared with that in Adam vol.54/Series 6/22.

Watermark

GR and crown

Notes

The three Gothic elevations here are in the ecclesiastical style of the compositions in Adam vol.54 /Series 4/2 and 5. The plan in pen is probably that for the adjacent elevation with a Gothic portico hiding a classical interior. The small scale of the drawings is similar to that found in volume 9 (see Adam vol.9/69).

Level

Drawing

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