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image Adam vol.9/15

Reference number

Adam vol.9/15

Purpose

Academic study for sketch plan of a symmetrical building with a three-bay projecting portico with steps, leading to a rectangular room with column screens at either end. Beyond this are three rooms culminating in an elevation with coupled columns and three large apses with niches.

Aspect

Plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 15

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 - 56.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on grey paper281 x 255

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

This drawing may be the source for Adam vol.9/14, although it is a scheme for a smaller building; it may in turn be derived from one of the plans found in Adam vol.9/16. The use of grey paper is unusual in this section of Adam volume 9. It is unlikely that this drawing was intended to be inked over, as was the case with other drawings such as Adam vol.9/13.

Level

Drawing

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