3 Robert Street, London
11.5" x 17", pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils in Large Moleskine Sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
3 Robert Street is an original part of the Adelphi Terrace development designed and built between 1768 & 1774 on the banks of the Thames by the Adams Brothers led by Robert Adam. Robert Street is in fact named after Robert Adam. It's a listed building - and one I used to work in around about 20 years ago.
When designing the Adelphi, Robert Adam was reputedly influenced by a visit he made to the ruins of the palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia. The link is to a digitzed version of the book he compiled as a result.
I had been trying to get all four floors plus a bit of pavement in - but ran out of space so the ground floor has been chopped off. I find it much more difficult when having to look up at a building (and down and up and down and up) to judge distances! Somehow it's a lot easier when you're looking straight ahead!