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SM Adam volume 30/121


[2] Design for a garden seats, 1772, unexecuted


Elevation of a one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay, pedimented garden seat, with a segmentally arched open front, screened by single-storey Corinthian columns, supporting a fluted lintel, and this is flanked by Corinthian pilasters on a deep pedestals ornamented with enclosed rosettes, and with curved bases ornamented with festoons and ram masks, and with medallions in the spandrels above the arch, and with a frieze of rosettes alternating with ox skulls connected by festoons, and with a central tablet containing arabesques flanking an urn, and with a coat of arms in the tympanum of the pediment, which supports three acroteria, the central one of which issues pencil-drawn smoke as if it were a chimney stack


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Garden Seat for Their Graces the Duke & Duchess of Montagu at Richmond / Calculated to introduce 2 Antique Pilaster Capitals of Marble & 2 Antique Marble Three quarter Capitals for the Small Columns and some measurements given (verso) Duke of Montagu

Signed and dated

  • June 1772
    Adelphi June 1st 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (609 x 504)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26; Rowan, 1988, p. 86
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 223
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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