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image Adam vol.9/69

Reference number

Adam vol.9/69

Purpose

Academic study for two plans and a section through a triangular pavilion with a central circular hall with columns and niches, with two porticoes at either end, one of five bays on steps, the other of three bays recessed. The smaller sketch plan has different porticoes. To the left of the sheet is a longitudinal section through a domed hall with statues in niches and porticoes at either side.

Aspect

Plans, sectionverso plans

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 69verso inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand, probably that of Laurent-Benoít Dewez Londres/ Robed

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black chalk86 x 338

Hand

Laurent-Benoît Dewez (attributed to)

Verso

Three sketch plans in pen for pavilions with central circular halls contained within colonnades. On one side is a small landscape with pyramid sarcophagus, beside a profile of a face. These drawings and the inscription may be in Dewez's hand, particularly the word 'Londres'.

Watermark

horned crown (part)

Notes

The plans here and on the verso are all exercises on the theme of a small pavilion with circular hall, and may be compared with the plan in Adam vol.9/5, attributed to Laurent-Benoít Dewez (1731-1812). The section may be the source for the section through the Adam Mausoleum in Adam vol.55/38, and may also be compared with a similar section in Adam vol.9/215.

Level

Drawing

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