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image Adam vol.18/87

Reference number

Adam vol.18/87

Purpose

Design for a small pavilion showing a five-bay elevation with alternative forms of corner towers, one rusticated, that flank an octagan crowned with a cupola of columns, surmounted by a figure.

Aspect

Elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in red ink in James Adam's hand Ja. Adam Ivt. & Delt. 1751

Signed and dated

1751

Medium and dimensions

Pen, ink framing line164 x 187

Hand

James Adam

Notes

In the opinion of A. A. Tait, this drawing relates in time and place or subject to those contained in Adam volume 7.This drawing may be compared with that of a small house by James Adam dated 1752 in Adam vol.7/16. It may also be related to his church designs in Adam vol.26/118-20, and to several similar compositions at Blair Adam (see J. Fleming, Robert Adam and His Circle in Edinburgh & Rome, London, 1962, pls.31 and 32. The sheet itself is on an original paper backing and this drawing appears to have been used to replace a missing one of which the outline remains.

Level

Drawing

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