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image Adam vol.57/129

Reference number

Adam vol.57/129

Purpose

Italy: Viterbo, Caprarola, Church of S. Teresa. View showing the facade of the church of S. Teresa in its hilly and wooded location. This location was identified by Alessandro Cremona in June 2013.

Aspect

Perspective verso details

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 129

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen; grey and brown washes 230 x 341

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Pencil drawing of details of pilasters and two cornices shown in perspective.

Notes

This unidentified view probably depicts an early seventeenth-century villa. Set in hilly and wooded countryside, it is presumably near Rome or may have been seen on the journeys that Robert Adam and Charles-Louis Clérisseau made to Fano and Rimini in September 1755. The irregular domestic buildings that are shown beside the road may be the same ones that are depicted in greater detail in Adam vol.57/133, which shows a similar landscape.

Level

Drawing

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