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image Adam vol.55/7

Reference number

Adam vol.55/7

Purpose

Capriccio showing a circular building with a shallow dome on three diminishing drums, with balustrading, and pedimented and thermal windows, all of which are above a pedimented portico of five bays, which has three-bay projecting wings on either side.

Aspect

Perspectiveverso elevation, details (part)

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink on drawing 7

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 - 56

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown wash145 x 207

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Drawing in pen and brown wash showing part of one bay of an elevation and part of a tree and a building, the remainder removed in trimming of sheet.

Notes

This composition is one of a group in this volume showing domed central structures flanked by wings. It may be compared with Adam vol.55/1 and with the larger schemes in 55/8 and 11.

Level

Drawing

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