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SM Adam volume 35/22


[119] Finished drawing for a gateway and lodges, 1779-1782, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a gate lodge, with a central arched gateway, bared by ironwork gates, with engaged Spalatro order columns, and in the form of a triumphal arch with a Doric frieze, and a central figurative bas relief panel in the attic flanked by single-storey, single-bay links, with doors barred by ironwork gates, and crowned with crockets, and single-storey, single-bay domed pavilions, with aedicular windows, and beyond is a length of wall


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Gateway and Lodge for Edwin Lascelles Esqr at Harewood and some dimensions given (verso) No 1

Signed and dated

  • June 1779
    Adelphi / 12t June 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (592 x 443)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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