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image SM Adam volume 50/88

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SM Adam volume 50/88


[8] Finished drawing for a chapel, 1759-62


Plan and wall elevation for a rectangular chapel with apsidal ends concealing spiral staircases. The elevation shows a arched window framed by engaged Corinthian columns. On the plan the end windows are shown as tripartites, with the outer light being blind, and flanked by niches


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Plan of a Chapel & Window for Edwin Lascelles Esqr afterwards Lord Harewood (in the hand of William Adam) and some dimensions (in pencil) (verso) Edwin Lascelles Esqr

Signed and dated

  • 1759-62
    date range: 1759-62

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (346 x 493)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
Mauchline, 1992, p. 83
Harris, 2001, p. 144
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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