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Robert Adam

(1728-1792), Architect

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 2 portraits
After his Grand Tour, Robert Adam set up in London as an architect in 1758 with his younger brothers. For the next thirty years his neo-classical designs, his en-suite planning, and his attention to every detail of interior decoration, were to revolutionise English domestic architecture. Famous buildings by him in or near London include 20 Portman Square (Home House), the Adelphi, Kenwood, Osterley and Syon.

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Robert Adam, attributed to George Willison - NPG 2953

Robert Adam

attributed to George Willison
oil on canvas, circa 1770-1774
On display in Room 18 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2953

Robert Adam, published by William Richardson - NPG D14007

Robert Adam

published by William Richardson
etching, published 1 March 1808
NPG D14007

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