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image Adam vol.56/61

Reference number

Adam vol.56/61

Purpose

Study of a deciduous tree in leaf set in a landscape with a figure in the foreground and other figures in the distance beside a large building with a tall round tower.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

In red ink 61; and in the same hand on the album leaf 61

Signed and dated

  • Datable to c.1756

Medium and dimensions

Black and white chalks on grey washed wove paper (236 x 198), all four corners trimmed diagonally

Hand

Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (1716-1803)

Notes

This study of a tree in chalk and on grey paper is typical of Jean-Baptiste Lallemand, particularly in the handling of the figures. It is perhaps part of Lallemand's tutoring of Robert Adam in landscape studies; there are similar studies at Blair Adam (see BA287 and 289). The handling can be compared with tree studies done before Robert left for Italy in 1754 (such as Adam vol.56/11 and vol.56/170).

Level

Drawing

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