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image Adam vol.56/171

Reference number

Adam vol.56/171

Purpose

Capriccio showing a wooded path beside a river. On the path are two travellers, one on horseback. In the distance is a group of buildings.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in red ink on album leaf and on drawing 171.

Signed and dated

  • Undated, possibly c.1750.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, grey washes385 x 541, pin-holes in each corner

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

I. H. S. Villandry

Notes

The drawing of the trees in this composition is very close to that in Adam vol.56/170. The rudimentary figure drawing also suggests the hand of Robert Adam at c.1750.

Level

Drawing

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