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image SM Adam volume 9/195

Reference number

SM Adam volume 9/195

Purpose

[1] Preliminary design for a screen wall and gateway, c1764, unexecuted

Aspect

Rough elevation of a detail of a screen wall and gateway. With a central carriage arch containing doors, and flanked by Ionic columns supporting a broken-base pediment. The carriage arch is flanked by single-storey, single-bay link walls, that on the left-hand side is visible, and contains a door, and is crowned by balustrading. Beyond the link is a two-storey, single-bay, balustraded pavilion or lodge, with a pyramidal roof, a sculpture-filled niche on the ground storey, and an oculus window surmounted by festoons on the first storey

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Ionick of Le Roy

Signed and dated

datable to c1764

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (160 x 132)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 45
Rowan, 1988, p. 60
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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