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image Adam vol.7/15

Reference number

Adam vol.7/15

Purpose

Design for a gateway showing a pedimented arch with a two-leaf gate flanked by two single-leaf gates of differing designs. Below is a plan of the gates and detail of part of the arch head with a circular relief.

Aspect

Elevation, plan, details

Signed and dated

Undated

Medium and dimensions

Pen 157 x 168, the top corners of the sheet torn off

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

Pro Patria, trimmed

Notes

This drawing is in Robert Adam's hand and may well be connected with his scheme for Shelburne House, London with which James Adam was involved on his return from Rome in 1764. Like Adam vol.7/14, it has probably been added to this volume for it has little relationship with the London: Parliament House scheme of 1763. The coat of arms suggested for the gate is not the royal one.
It is possible that all three drawings mounted on this album leaf, Adam vol.7/13-15, replace two drawings that were removed at some stage, as glue marks remain.

Level

Drawing

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