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image SM Adam volume 21/157

Reference number

SM Adam volume 21/157

Purpose

[17] Preliminary designfor the fourth scheme for the mausoleum, 1761, as executed

Aspect

Plan and elevation of a square, one-storey, three-bay, domed building, with a pedimented transept in the central bay of each front, flanked on either side by an urn-filled niche on the principal front. The interior has niches in each corner, a door through the porch on the central front, and catacombs in each of the other three transepts

Scale

1 1/3 inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

some measurements given and rough calculations

Signed and dated

  • 1761
    datable to 1761

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (175 x 240)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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