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image Adam vol.7/82

Reference number

Adam vol.7/82

Purpose

London: Parliament House (designs for). Unfinished design for a door showing five rectangular panels with raised nail studs and decorated vorders. Beside this is a profile detail of a panel.

Aspect

Detail verso elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in a contemporary hand with various dimensions

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1762-63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk 93 x 205

Hand

James Adam, Office of

Verso

Unfinished design in black chalk for a rectangular relief panel with elaborate border and pediment.

Watermark

trimmed

Notes

This design is for one leaf of a door shown in Adam vol.7/93 and 101, and is possibly one of the basement doors in James Adam's Parliament House scheme of 1762/63 (see also the plan and elevation in Adam vol.7/77 and 78).
All may be derived from the bronze doors of the Pantheon, Rome; there were several studies of the Pantheon doors in the Albani Collection (see Campbell 2004, II, p.51).

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Drawing

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