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image Adam vol.56/169

Reference number

Adam vol.56/169

Purpose

Landscape study of a deciduous tree in full leaf; in the background is a three-bay vault with sarcophagus and inscription panel above.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 1; in red ink 169.

Signed and dated

  • Undated, eighteenth century.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, black chalk362 x 252

Hand

Unidentified eighteenth-century artist

Verso

Unfinished capriccio in black chalk showing the top part of a vaulted and coffered interior, with central bay and niches between pilasters; this drawing is similar in composition to Adam vol.56/131, by Robert Adam.

Notes

This drawing is one of a number of tree and landscape studies in this volume (see also Adam vol.56/156, 157, 163, 165) and a large collection at Blair Adam (BA 332-384). This tree study can be compared with the larger tree drawing in Adam vol.56/163 by Robert Adam. The sheet has clearly been re-used, see verso.

Level

Drawing

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