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image Adam vol.56/30

Reference number

Adam vol.56/30

Purpose

Study for an elevation of a small rusticated pavilion with grotesque masks above banded columns and on the keystone arch, with a small domed belvedere above; unfinished pencil details.

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed on both album leaf and drawing in red ink 30

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably between c.1744 and 1754.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen262 x 274

Hand

Robert Adam (attributed to)

Watermark

(part) fleur de lys

Notes

This elevation may be related to the perspective in a similar style and form in Adam vol.56/29. The lively and humorous drawing of the lion masks suggests the youthful Robert Adam. There are faint traces of drawings of urns with birds on either side of the top dome.

Level

Drawing

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