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SM Adam volume 35/23


[121] Record drawing for a gateway and lodges, 1779-1782, unexecuted


Part plan and elevation of a gate lodge, articulated by engaged Doric columns, and in the form of a triumphal arch, flanked by single-storey, single-bay links, and single-storey, single-bay domed pavilions, each with a aedicular window, and beyond is a length of wall terminating in a pedestal supporting a sculpted lion


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


A Drawing of the Gateway at Harewood with the adjoining walls and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • May 1782
    Adelphi / 24t May 1782

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (602 x 396)


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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