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image Adam vol.56/168

Reference number

Adam vol.56/168

Purpose

Capriccio showing a large ruin composed of an arch with part of a pediment above and projecting coupled columns standing above water.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 87; in red ink 168.

Signed and dated

  • Undated, possibly 1755.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, black chalk, brown wash; chalk framing line413 x 295; 4 corners trimmed diagonally

Hand

Unidentified eighteenth-century artist

Notes

This drawing is the companion in all respects to Adam vol.56/167 and is a similar composition of classical ruins beside water. The combination of two partial signatures appears to produce the name 'I. E. Relthingassi'. On the verso of the backing sheet of Adam vol.56/50 are the remains of four corners from another drawing, which may be 56/167.

Level

Drawing

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