Robert Adam was one of the greatest and most influential architects in England in the 18th century. He was a major proponent of the adoption of classical forms of Greek and Roman architecture. In this regard, he is credited as being the principle architect in developing and introducing the neoclassical style of architecture and decorative arts to England in the second half of the 18th century. Adam traveled to Rome from 1754 to 1757 was influenced by Giovanni Batista Piranesi, also a principal figure in the development and ascendancy of the neoclassical style in England and Continental Europe.
The Adam neoclassical style combined classical architectural principles of proportion and symmetry with highly decorative but generally delicate ancient motifs. Adam received numerous architectural commissions in England, for which he designed not only the exterior architecture, but the interior architecture, and even furniture and decorative arts, ushering in a new and expanded role for architects. Among his more famous country house and London-area commissions (some in partnership with or as successor to other architects) were Kedleston Hall, Harewood House, Osterley Park and Syon House.
Condition: Each very good with the usual overall light toning and wear. Custom very high quality frames with black molding and inner gilt sand-textured large fillet, with French mat. Usual light wear to frames.
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