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SM Adam volume 51/20


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


Elevation of a tripartite bridge, with three segmental arches ornamented with a Vitruvian scroll frieze, enclosed rosettes in the spandrels, a balustraded parapet with a central sculptural panel, and supported by four piers, one pyramid-topped, containing aedicular, rectangular, urn-filled recesses, on stepped starlings, with curved abutments terminating in miniature piers. With pencil annotations including a detailed drawing of a pier in the bottom right-hand corner


to a scale


Another Design for Lord Digby / Another Design for Lord Digby (in feint pencil) (verso) 3 / 3 / 3 / Number 9 / Lord Digby Dorsetshire / 3

Signed and dated

  • 1767
    datable to 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (1254 x 424)


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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