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image Adam vol.56/102

Reference number

Adam vol.56/102

Purpose

Capriccio showing a double Composite and single curved colonnade. To the left is a boat sarcophagus on a plinth among architectural fragments.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 61; in red ink in 3 places, twice on album leaf, and once on drawing, 102

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1756 or 1757.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, blue, grey and brown washes202 x 264, bottom-left corner section removed and replaced with another sheet under the drawing and composition completed in pencil and grey wash, possibly in another hand; land/mounted on backing sheet trimmed to same size as drawing except top-left corner where it is larger than the drawing; 4 corners trimmed diagonally

Hand

Charles-Louis Clérisseau (attributed to)

Notes

The composition here is a modified version of that in Adam vol.56/87, also attributed to Charles-Louis Clérisseau. Both are similar in size and technique, and based on a mirror-image of each other.

Level

Drawing

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