Inscribed in ink on drawing 5
Signed and dated
- Undated, probably 1755 - 56
Medium and dimensions
Pen109 x 187
Pen outline diagrams in plan and elevation of a group of military fortifications and buildings. The plan may be associated with Robert Adam's work at Fort George, Inverness, Scotland, undertaken after 1748 and before he left for Italy in 1755. There is a version of this plan at Blair Adam (BA 621) (see C. McKean, The Architecture of Robert Adam, Life, Death and Survival, 1992, p.7) and in another scheme on the verso of Adam vol.9/56.
This half-elevation is similar in composition to several of the academic studies found in Adam volume 9, for example Adam vol.9/1verso and 9/5, and to the large scheme in Adam vol.55/164. The strongly Palladian character of the design is similar to Robert Adam's later schemes for a Parliament building, for which there is a perspective in Adam vol.1/28. The drawing on the verso of this sheet illustrates Adam's occasional habit of re-using paper.
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