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image Adam vol.57/143

Reference number

Adam vol.57/143

Purpose

Italy: Rome: ? via Sabina. View of a group of various buildings beside a road, which include a square tower, above this a round tower with a conical roof, and further along a tall longitudinal church with thermal windows on the nave and an arcaded campanile, probably Santa Sabina on the Aventine.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 143

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen; grey and brown washes151 x 210

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

trimmed partial watermark

Notes

The church with the campanile in the background may be Santa Sabina (see Adam vol.57/132). The site in both drawings is probably the present Via Sabina on the Aventine and around Sant'Alessio.

Level

Drawing

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