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  • image SM Adam volume 49/62

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SM Adam volume 49/62


[31] Record drawing for an ornamental triumphal arch and lodge in Saltram Park, 1782, as executed with alterations


Plan and elevation of a triumphal arch with flanking walls. The arch, identical on front and back, as in Adam volume 54/7/246, except with Spalatro order capitals. Either side is a section of boundary wall containing a door and concluding with a plinth carrying a lion, beyond which is a fence


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Triumphal arch upon an Eminence near the Park at Saltram in Devonshire the seat of John Park (sic) Esqr / Plan of the Arch and side Door and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • June 1782
    Adelphi 22nd June / 1782

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (651 x 495)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 27
For full literature references see scheme notes.



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