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image Adam vol.56/16

Reference number

Adam vol.56/16

Purpose

Capriccio showing a ruined structure connected by a balustraded terrace to a small building with a pitched roof and staircase. In the distance is another irregular building, with background hills. In the foreground is a large young tree.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed on bottom right of drawing in ink Robt Adam/ Invt Delint/ 1753.; in red ink 16

Signed and dated

  • 1753

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, grey wash on buff washed paper; ink framing line323 x 286

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

CM: IV

Notes

The composition of this drawing by Robert Adam has probably been derived from a print. There is a similar use of buff washed paper in Adam vol.56/9. The bottom two corners of the drawing are torn off, presumably when it was removed from its previous location.

Level

Drawing

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