Inscribed in chalk Top
Signed and dated
Undated, probably c.1757
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, black chalk476 x 276
Unfinished capriccio in black chalk of an interior elevation with colonnades. Below this is a detail of a section of columns and dome.
In the opinion of A. A. Tait, this drawing relates in time and place or subject to those contained in Adam volume 55.This drawing is another version of the elevations in Adam vol.10/18 and 21/40; all use the characteristic form of the pyramid and may be related to a vast design for a palace (see Adam vol.28/1). The statue is probably that of Julius Caesar, the plinth lettered D.M./C.C.IULI, in a contemporary hand. The colonnaded tower is circled and may have been the source for the Bowood Mausoleum at Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire of 1761-4. This shhet has been placed in the album ic close proximity to designs for the Bowoom mausolem, for example Adam vol.21/75 & 77.
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