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image Adam vol.8/37

Reference number

Adam vol.8/37

Purpose

Five studies of antique wall decoration showing a parasol, three details of geometric and figure panels, and part of a female figure in outline.

Aspect

Details

Signed and dated

Undated

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil320 x 242

Hand

Adam Office

Watermark

crown, fleur de lys on shield [part]

Notes

In the opinion of A. A. Tait, this drawing relates in time and place or subject to those contained in Adam volume 56.This drawing, like Adam vol.8/55, was probably copied from one made or acquired by either Robert or James Adam when in Italy (see Adam vol.26/31). There are several such compositions by the same draughtsman in the same unattractive style found throughout the Adam volumes (for example see Adam vol.21/131).

Level

Drawing

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