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image Adam vol.9/110

Reference number

Adam vol.9/110

Purpose

Capriccio showing part of the elevation of a large building on a basement composed as a centre block of four stories with a series of columned porticos with domes and pediments to one side.

Aspect

Elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, probably before 1757

Medium and dimensions

Pencil100 x 203, The sheet has three vertical foldlines

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

In the opinion of A. A. Tait, this drawing relates in time and place or subject to those contained in the earlier part of this volume.This drawing is a version of the scheme shown in Adam vol.55/163 and can be associated with Robert Adam's vast palace scheme of 1757 (see Adam vol.28/1). The sheet probably belongs with the first series of drawings in this volume and can be dated before 1757.

Level

Drawing

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