Inscribed in ink 151; Verso in pencil in a contemporary hand .....Brige'
Signed and dated
Undated, probably June 1756.
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, pen, brown and grey washes323 x 505
In the opinion of A. A. Tait, this drawing relates in time and place or subject to those contained in Adam volume 57.This view has been identified by Fleming as the Falls of Liri at Isola di Liri, which Robert Adam visited with Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820) in June 1756 on their tour to Sora. (See J. Fleming, Robert Adam and His Circle in Edinburgh & Rome, London, 1962, pp.208-211). It can be related to the drawing in Adam vol.57/34 and the ink and hand of the number are the same in both volumes. According to Fleming, their tour to this area, 60 miles south of Rome, 'had been distinctly less productive and he and Clérisseau brought back few drawings to add to their survey of Roman architecture' (Fleming, op.cit., p.211).
J. Fleming, Robert Adam and His Circle in Edinburgh & Rome, London, 1962, pl.56
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