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image Adam vol.19/108

Reference number

Adam vol.19/108

Purpose

Academic exercise showing an Ionic column with urn on top and rosette and vertical swags on the base. Beside this is an obelisk on two balls with a garland in relief on the base.

Aspect

Elevations

Signed and dated

Undated, between 1750 and 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey wash390 x 250

Hand

Adam Scottish Office

Watermark

crowned fleur de lys

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 is a simpler version of the drawing in Adam vol.19/107. They may both be compared with designs by James Gibbs (1682-1754) in A Book of Architecture (London, 1728, pl.86), a copy of which was in the library at Blair Adam. William Adam also subscribed to the volume.

Level

Drawing

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