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image Adam vol.9/47

Reference number

Adam vol.9/47

Purpose

Unfinished academic study for the plan of a symmetrical pavilion with a three-bay apsidal entrance with projecting tripartite podium and steps, leading to a circular hall with oval rooms on either side.

Aspect

Plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 47

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 or 56

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk139 x 155

Hand

Robert Adam (attributed to)

Notes

This drawing is possibly a variation of the chalk plans by Robert Adam in Adam vol.9/9 and 20, and may have been intended to be symmetrical but has been badly trimmed. There is a similar drawing of the same scale in Adam vol.55/170 verso, which is symmetrical. The source for this plan may be the small chalk drawing attributed to Laurent-Benoít Dewez in Adam vol.9/49.

Level

Drawing

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