Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Capriccio of buildings in a wooded landscape with octagon with cupola behind and a three-bay arcade in front. In the background landscape is a fragment of a circular temple.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 106

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, pen, with grey, brown, and blue washes

114 x 157

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/106

Notes

The temple shown in the background may be based upon the Temple of Sibyl or Vesta at Tivoli (see Adam vol.57/91). However, the other buildings shown do not relate to those that adjoin the Temple. This drawing overlaps that in Adam vol.57/108, which suggests some rearrangement of the drawings in the album has been made at some point.

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Date

29 12 2006

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