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image Adam volume 10/104

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Adam volume 10/104


[18] Preliminary design for gateway to Saltram Park, c1773, as executed with alterations


Rough elevation and fragmentary plan of a tripartite gateway, with a central semicircular-headed arch with keystone and medallions surmounted by a frieze of festoons. A pedimented octagonal lodge with pyramidal roof is connected to the arch by a wall decorated with a festoon and surmounted by an urn; across all runs a fluted frieze


not to scale

Signed and dated

datable to c1773

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (263 x 227)


Robert Adam



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