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image Adam vol.57/110

Reference number

Adam vol.57/110


Italy: Rome: Villa dei Medici. View from a small courtyard with belvedere, looking upwards the Villa dei Medici.




Inscribed in ink 110

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, grey and brown washes142 x 207


Robert Adam


Unfinished pencil and black chalk drawing of the interior of a church, with coupled pilasters and dome.


This view is a companion to that in Adam vol.57/90. Both show the Villa dei Medici, Rome, and the Pincio from below, and may be compared with another drawing in Adam vol.57/124. The viewpoint here is probably from the Orti Nari on the Via del Babuino (see R. Keaveney, Views of Rome, London, 1988, p.182).



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