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image Adam vol.55/folio 3 recto

Reference number

Adam vol.55/folio 3 recto

Purpose

Unfinished academic study for the plan of a five-bay portico with steps and small projecting single bays at either end, with a similar rear colonnade.

Aspect

Plan

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pencil422 x 280

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

This drawing is on one of the original sheets leaves of the album into which the other drawings have been pasted. Like Adam vol.55/folio 48 recto and 55/folio 48 recto, this suggests that the purpose of this volume was always to contain architectural exercises of some sort, presumably commenced in Italy, and probably Rome around 1755.

Level

Drawing

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