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image Adam vol.57/74

Reference number

Adam vol.57/74

Purpose

Italy: unidentied acquaduct. View of three ruined arches of an aqueduct, with two figures in the foreground.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 74

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen230 x 180

Hand

Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (attributed to)

Verso

Numbers in pencil in a nineteenth-century hand.

Notes

There are similar compositions depicting aqueducts in Adam vol.57/49 and vol.57/89. This pencil drawing by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand has a similar didactic purpose for Robert Adam as his red chalk drawing in Adam vol.55/97. The elongated triangular form of the figures here is typical of Lallemand's style. There are feint pencil and ink remains of an earlier composition or plan.

Level

Drawing

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