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image Adam vol.57/100

Reference number

Adam vol.57/100

Purpose

Italy: Rome: Colonna gardens. View from an upstairs balcony overlooking a villa garden, possibly the Colonna gardens, with pedimented garden door below umbrella pines; in the background is a large building.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 100

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen; grey, brown and blue washes167 x 123

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

This view is probably taken from the Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi across the Via del Quirinale (Via XXIV Maggio) of the Colonna gardens, Rome, showing the ramped entrance and sixteenth-century doorway. The garden held an interesting collection of antiquities, which may have been the attraction for Charles-Louis Clérisseau and Robert Adam. The view in Adam vol.57/115 is of the bridge between the Colonna gardens and the Palace.

Level

Drawing

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