Inscribed in ink on drawing 8
Signed and dated
- Undated, probably 1755 - 56
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, pen, brown wash over pencil271 x 230 The sheet has two vertcal foldlines
Unfinished capriccio in pencil showing a fortified entrance to a walled town that has a tower with short spire and other irregular buildings, some classical. Also the lower part of a figure.
bird on monti
This composition may be compared with the perspective in Adam vol.55/3, which shows much the same design but with different and simpler wings, and with Adam vol.55/22, which has larger ones. It may also be regarded as a variant exercise on Adam vol.55/7 and 11. The pencil drawing on the folded part of the sheet is a version of the drawing in Adam vol.55/16 and also the scheme in Adam vol.9/62. There is a loose version of part of the sketch plan on English watermarked paper in the Italian section in the Dewez drawings in the Rijksarchief, Brussels, Belgium (see Dewez 1/64A). This drawing belongs with Adam vol.55/10, 11 and 14 as a small group of symmetrical elevations with wings and a domed centre block.
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