Inscribed in ink on drawing 22
Signed and dated
- Undated, probably 1755 - 56.
Medium and dimensions
Pen258 x 214
Pen drawings showing two alternative elevations and a plan for a large niche of five bays, with small wings of coupled columns. One has a coffered niche between pedimented archways; a variation of this is found in Adam vol.55/63. Below this, the other elevation is designed as a complex, double triumphal arch, with attic and sculpture above several openings; variations on the triumphal arch theme are found in Adam vol.55/162 and 179. The plan and elevations are loosely connected with the central section of the plan on the recto.
done on monti within circle
The plan is a sketch without any preliminary drawing and is similar in type, albeit much smaller in scale, to the plans in Adam vol.9/43 and 44, which show circular pavilions, perhaps inspired by the maritime theatre at Tivoli. The drawing in Adam vol.9/59 shows a similar type of composition and is drawn in the same style.
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