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SM Adam volume 51/19


[15] Finished drawing for variant designs for Pinford Bridge, 1767, unexecuted


Elevation of a tripartite bridge, with three segmental arches ornamented with a Vitruvian scroll parapet, a fret work frieze, rosettes, festoons and spandrel panels containing medallions, supported by four piers ornamented with grotesque panels and surmounted by a lion, a unicorn and two sets of military trophies, with curved abutments terminating in miniature piers surmounted by urns


to a scale


Another Design for Lord Digby / Another Design for Lord Digby (in feint pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1767
    datable to 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (1166 x 419)


Adam office hand, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
Smith, 1995, pp. 15, 17
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 204
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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