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image Adam vol.56/74

Reference number

Adam vol.56/74

Purpose

Capriccio showing an interior wall below the remains of a coffered ceiling with three-bay openings alternating with a doorway bay, architectural fragments and vegetation.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 23; in red ink 74

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1756 or 1757.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, watercolour; ink framing line103 x 113

Hand

Robert Adam (attributed to)

Notes

This drawing attributed to Robert Adam incorporates a smaller version of the architectural setting of the larger and more elaborate composition attributed to Charles-Louis Clérisseau in Adam vol. 56/126.

Level

Drawing

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