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image Adam vol.26/118

Reference number

Adam vol.26/118

Purpose

Study for a small H-plan building with apsidal bays on two façades, an entrance elevation of seven bays with a balustrade to the roof, and two circular windows with pediments above.

Aspect

Plan, elevation verso detail

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1750s

Medium and dimensions

Pencil 101 x 142

Hand

James Adam

Verso

Verso Study of a small deciduous tree in leaf.

Notes

This and other drawings by James Adam in Adam vol.26/120 are typical of his drawings of the 1750s. Their inclusion in this volume strenghthens its association with James Adam. These drawings may be compared with those attributed to Robert Adam (see J. Fleming, Robert Adam and His Circle in Edinburgh & Rome, London, 1962, pls.26-32) from the Blair Adam collection, Scotland and are listed in the NRA report, principally between BA 188 and 247. Several are dated between 1751 and 1753.
Verso Study of a small deciduous tree in leaf.

Level

Drawing

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