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image Image 1 for Adam vol.54/Series 7/129
image Image 2 for Adam vol.54/Series 7/129
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Reference number

Adam vol.54/Series 7/129

Purpose

Design for a segmental pedimented window showing in perspective five unfinished alternatives of the windowhead and pediment, two showing lion masks at the base of the console. Below are two more compositions with scale decoration and a detail of a plain console.

Aspect

Perspectivesverso elevation

Signed and dated

Undated, possibly c.1763/4

Medium and dimensions

Chalk345 x 200

Hand

possibly Robert Adam

Verso

Pencil design for a triangular pedimented window suported by fluted consoles.

Notes

In the opinion of A. A. Tait, this drawing relates in time and place or subject to those contained in Adam volume 7.Both this design and that on the verso may be associated with James Adam's elevation for the Royal Theatre of c.1763/4 (see Adam vol.7/170). The segmental pediment drawing may also be compared with the pen drawing in Adam vol.7/172. The hand is not typical of James Adam or his Office and may be that of Robert Adam. This sheet is evidently an addition to Adam volume 54 and two corners of a former drawing remain on the album leaf as well as overlapping Adam vol.54/Series 7/128.

Level

Drawing

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