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image Adam vol.54/Series 4/12

Reference number

Adam vol.54/Series 4/12

Purpose

Capricci showing three plans and an elevation. The elevation is that of a Gothic five-bay façade with campanile towers and tiled roof. The adjacent plan corresponds with this elevation. Above are two other plans, one for a triangular corner pavilion of five bays with bowed elevation, and the other with a circular central room with two columns.

Aspect

Plans, elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 12

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1757

Medium and dimensions

Pen159 x 149

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

crown [part]

Notes

The two corner plans are for the pavilions shown in Adam vol.54/Series 4/14 and the Gothic plan and elevation are further developed on the verso of that sheet.

Level

Drawing

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