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image Adam vol.7/14

Reference number

Adam vol.7/14


Decorative panel with the lower part of a pilaster with arabesque decoration and a rosette border at the base.


Elevation verso detail

Signed and dated

  • Undated

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk 178 x 120, torn bottom left


Robert Adam (attributed to)


Black chalk drawing of part of a panel showing rosette and leaf decoration.


This composition is probably in Robert Adam's hand and it belongs to a later period than the other drawings in this album.
It is possible that all three drawings mounted on this album leaf, Adam vol.7/13-15, replace two drawings that were removed at some stage, as glue marks remain on the album leaf.



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