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image Adam vol.7/86

Reference number

Adam vol.7/86

Purpose

London: Parliament House (designs for). Unfinished design showing the profile and decoration of the base of a column; two details of Guilloche decoration.

Aspect

Details

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1762-63

Medium and dimensions

Pen, chalk on grey washed paper, pencil framing line 111 x 362

Hand

James Adam, Office of

Notes

There are more detailed variations on the column base here in Adam vol.7/89 and 100, and another, more finished, drawing for the guilloche decoration in Adam vol.7/99. All of these drawings are probably connected with the decoration of the Orders used in James Adam's Parliament House scheme of 1762/63.

Level

Drawing

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