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image SM Adam volume 51/67

Reference number

SM Adam volume 51/67

Purpose

[33] Design for a gateway for the New Road entrance, 1782, as executed

Aspect

Above- Elevation of an ironwork gateway, flanked by pilasters with a frieze containing a tablet with an apron of guttae, and surmounted by a lantern. Beyond this ironwork railings link to single-storey, single-bay pavilions, with hipped roofs surmounted by chimneys. The pavilions contain three-quarter-height windows with fluted cornices. Above this there is a frieze, with a central tablet ornamented with festoons and rosettes Below – Plan of a gateway flanked by singe-bay pavilions, with their entrances beyond the gateway, and windows to the front and rear, and with the link ironwork railings and the vault lines for the pavilions erased

Scale

bar scale of 2 1/2 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

For The Right Hon.ble Richard Rigby

Signed and dated

  • March 1782
    Adelphi / 15.t March 1782

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (596 x 504)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison

Verso

number 11 (brown ink) / 2 / Mr Rigby (cropped)

Watermark

D & C BLAUW IV

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 22
King, 2001, Volume I, pp. 346, 351; Volume II, p. 210
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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