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SM Adam volume 19/7


[1] Design for a funerary monument to Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 4th Baronet, c1759-63, as executed


Elevation of a pedestal ornamented with egg and dart moulding and cartouches, and a sarcophagus containing an inscription panel and ornamented with Vitruvian scroll, an ox skull, and acroteria, supporting a figurative group in relief against a pyramid in relief


bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot

Signed and dated

  • 1759-63
    date range: 1759-63

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (422 x 623)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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