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image Adam vol.57/135

Reference number

Adam vol.57/135

Purpose

Italy: Tivoli: The Temple of Vesta. View of the Temple of Vesta (Sibyl) at Tivoli, showing the vaulted understructure amongst undergrowth, with a large damaged tree in the foreground.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 135

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk with white chalk heightening on grey paper205 x 277

Hand

Jean-Baptiste Lallemand

Verso

Inscribed Lallemand Vol.7 no.135.

Notes

This view of the Temple of Vesta (Sibyl) at Tivoli by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand is the companion to several made by Charles-Louis Clérisseau and Robert Adam found in this volume (see Adam vol.57/91 and 57/159) and to several in the Clerk Collection, Scotland (two of which are Clerk 192 & 119 also by Lallemand). The Lallemand view is the more picturesque, with less emphasis on the Temple, than the other two compositions by Adam and Clérisseau.There is a set of Lallemand compositions in Adam vol.56/149-154.

Level

Drawing

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