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image Adam vol.56/125

Reference number

Adam vol.56/125


Capriccio showing part of a coffered arch with a colonnade beyond.




Inscribed in ink 88; in red ink on album leaf and on drawing 125

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1756 or 1757.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, brown and grey washes; ink framing linedrawing within a circle of 85 dia., on a sheet trimmed to a circle of c.86 dia., torn on right-hand side; considerable discolouration on right half of composition


Robert Adam


This drawing is a companion to Adam vol.56/124, which is inscribed with the number 86. A drawing numbered 87 has disappeared.



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