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image Adam vol.9/35

Reference number

Adam vol.9/35

Purpose

Academic study for the plan of a square eleven-bay pavilion on steps, with apsidal entrance opening into an enclosed central hall. Two oval staircases are on either side of a long corridor, and additional spiral staircases adjoin octagonal halls.

Aspect

Plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 35

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, grey wash128 x 119

Hand

Robert Adam (attributed to)

Notes

In terms of technique, this plans belongs with those in Adam vol.9/25 - 27, although here the pencil guidelines are very faint. The neat and careful small scale of this plan is untypical of Robert Adam, which is also the case with similar drawings in Adam vol.9/36 - 38. This composition with latitudinal corridor is a variation on drawings in Adam vol.9/27 and 9/36, which show longitudinal corridors.

Level

Drawing

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