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SM Adam volume 45/47


[10] Finished drawing for a church showing a longitudinal section, c1772-81, unexecuted


Longitudinal section through a one-and-a-half-storey church, with arched windows, a pitched roof, and a coved ceiling. There are pedimented projections to front and rear, each of which contains a gallery, and the front (left-hand) projection is surmounted by a domed bell tower supporting a weather vane


bar scale of 2 ¼ inches to 10 feet


Section through the Church & Porch, &c. / for George Ross Esqr near Cromarty (for George Ross Esqr near Cromarty in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) 4 / 4

Signed and dated

  • 1772-81
    date range: 1772-1781

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink and yellow wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (522 x 364)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 7
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 66
For a full list of literature reference see scheme notes.



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