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image Adam vol.9/50

Reference number

Adam vol.9/50

Purpose

Academic study for the plan for a pavilion with a three-bay entrance of recessed steps with aedicular niches on either side, an octagonal central hall with four screened niches, and an inner arcade, beyond which is a double-columned apse. Also on the sheet is a detail of stairs and wall.

Aspect

Plan, detailverso plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 50

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 -56

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk137 x 172

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Small plan in black chalk for a pavilion with portico and octagonal hall with four bays of quadrant wings.

Notes

The composition and the scale of the plan may be compared with that in Adam vol.9/19; there is another variation of a pavilion with a central space formed by columns into an octagon in Adam vol.9/13.

Level

Drawing

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