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image Adam vol.57/78

Reference number

Adam vol.57/78

Purpose

Italy: Rome: ? S. Stefano Rotundo or ? San Andrea. View or capriccio of a small circular church with Pantheon-like dome and oculus with vernacular additions. It is in a street, with ruins on both sides in a wooded setting.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 78

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk, brown and grey washes128 x 186

Hand

Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (attributed to)

Notes

This may be a topographical view or a capriccio loosely based on S. Stefano Rotondo, Rome or Vignola's San Andrea in Via Flaminia close to the Villa Giulia, of which Robert Adam made several drawings. This view is closer to a print in Falda Il nuovo teatro delle fabriche, et edificii, 1762, a copy of which Adam owned, than to the present church. This drawing, attributed to Jean-Baptiste Lallemand, emphasises the church's garden setting in a laurel grove.

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Drawing

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