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image SM Adam volume 19/150

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SM Adam volume 19/150


[54] Record drawing for a pavilion, 1770, unexecuted


Axial and longitudinal sections of the building as Adam volume 19/149, showing an interior ornamented with Spalatro pilasters, a caryatid chimneypiece and aedicular overmantel, semicircular-headed niches, a frieze of rosettes, a barrel-vaulted ceiling ornamented with octagonal compartments and oval fans, and the apse heads ornamented with medallions and drops of calyx


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Lord Scarsdale Garden Building (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1770
    1770 (in pencil)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (419 x 603)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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