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image Adam vol.56/39

Reference number

Adam vol.56/39

Purpose

Italy: Rome: Villa Madama. Unfinished view of the interior of the Villa Madama showing the garden loggia and the entrance passageway from the cortile.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in pencil in a nineteenth-century hand Villa Madama; in red ink 39

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1756.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen375 x 537

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Pencil outline for the drawing on the recto.

Watermark

crowned fleur de lys

Notes

There are several views by Robert Adam and Charles-Louis Clérisseau of the Villa Madama (see Adam vol.57/157; Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820) Dessins du musée de l'Ermitage Saint-Petersbourg catalogue of exhibition held at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1995, pp.116, 118); there are other drawings in the Clerk Collection, Scotland (Clerk 11 & 12). Most were made in 1756 (see Fleming Robert Adam and His Circle in Edinburgh & Rome (London, 1962), pp.203, 228, pl.64).

Level

Drawing

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