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Robert Adam, West Wycombe Park: west portico: elevation and plan for west portico

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
West Wycombe Park: west portico: elevation and plan for west portico
Date
c.1760–61
Location
Framed, hanging in First Floor Passage, location 231 on Dashwood list, AP 37, Witt 706/37 (384)
Medium and support
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Overall height: 64 cm, Overall width: 47 cm
Artist
Robert Adam (1728-1792)
Catalogue Number
WW29
Inscription
  • Inscriptions: ‘Elevation of an Ionic Portico proposed to be erected at the West End of West Wycombe House in Buckinghamshire one of the seats of the Right Honble. Baron Le Despencer’, ‘Plan of the Portico’

Description

Another version of this drawing is at Sir John Soane’s Museum, London (SM Adam vol. 44/114). See figure 5 in Introduction.

by Clare Hornsby

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