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image SM Adam volume 19/1

Reference number

SM Adam volume 19/1

Purpose

[15] Finished drawing for the funerary monument of Admiral Boscawen, as executed, 1761

Aspect

Elevation and profile as Adam volume 19/2 but with a wreath and swags on the pyramid, as executed

Scale

bar scale of 1 3/5 inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design for a Monument for the Right Honble Admiral Boscawen / Profile and some measurements given

Signed and dated

Robt Adam Architect 1761

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (353 x 524)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
Roscoe, 2009, p. 1082
For a full list of literature see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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