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image SM Adam volume 51/18

Reference number

SM Adam volume 51/18

Purpose

[16] Finished drawing for variant designs for Pinford Bridge, 1767, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of a tripartite bridge set within a landscape, with three segmental arches, ornamented with enclosed rosettes in the spandrels and a balustraded parapet, supported by four pyramid-topped piers containing semicircular-headed, urn-filled niches, and with curved abutments terminating in miniature pyramid-topped piers

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of a Bridge for the Right Honble Lord Digby at Sherborne Castle in Dorsetshire / The Centre Arch is 32 feet wide, rises 10 feet / The two side Arches is 24 feet wide, rises 8 ft - 6 in

Signed and dated

datable to 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and coloured washes including olive green, sepia and grey within a single ruled border on laid paper (645 x 434)

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

D&CBLAUW

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
Smith, 1995, pp. 15, 17
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 204
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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