Signed and dated
Undated, probably c.1757
Medium and dimensions
Pencil491 x 714, the shhet has two vertical foldlines
Capricci, in pencil, showing two plans. One is for a square building with concave columned entrance elevation leading to a circular hall with a triangular colonnade, with a symmetrical pavilion at the apex. The other is an orthogonal plan of a triangular building with flanking colonnades and a central pavilion, which may be compared to Adam vol.55/43.
In the opinion of A. A. Tait, this drawing relates in time and place or subject to those contained in Adam volume 55.The composition is similar to that in Adam vol.10/18 and, like that drawing, it is similarly unfinished on one side and may be related to a vast design for a palace (see Adam vol.28/1 and Adam vol.10/14 verso). It belongs to the period of c.1757 and shows strongly the influence on Robert Adam of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and the Roman Concorso Clementino designs.
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