William Adam (attrib.),Gazebo design Duff House, Attributed to William Adam (British, 1689-1748), "Gazebo design for Duff House Scotland", finely detailed pen, ink, and watercolor drawing on paper, no visible signature, inscribed verso "James II, Earl of Fife (1729-1809), Gazebo design for Duff House Scotland, RZF, ? Wm. Adams, c. 1750?", 7.25"h x 13"w (sight), 12.5"h x 18"w (frame)
Provenance: From the Collection of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
Notes/Literature: Art dealer, connoisseur, and philanthropist Eugene Victor Thaw (1927-2018) was widely considered to be among the world's greatest collectors of European master drawings, French Post-Impressionism, Cubism, and an early advocate of the American Abstract Expressionists. One of the most respected art dealers of his day, he is credited with placing hundreds of major works into museums around the world, and was the founding member and past president of the Art Dealers Association of America.