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Adam Volume 55

Signed and dated

  • 1755
    Main Year
  • Other Years: 1756 1757


Virtually all drawings trimmed before being placed in the volume, for the most part numbered in ink on the drawing, usually at the top, in an eighteenth-century hand, also found on the drawings at Blair Adam and in the Clerk Collection, Scotland.
Thses are academic studies made while Robert Adam was in Rome in the winter of 1755 - 56.



Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

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Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

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Contents of Adam Volume 55