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image SM Adam volume 52/172

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SM Adam volume 52/172


[65] Preliminary design for external iron railings and a lamp stand, c1761-68, unexecuted


Rough elevation of iron railings ornamented with anthemia, scrolled hearts, Vitruvian scroll and rosettes, supporting a lamp stand ornamented with acanthus leaves, and a lamp


not to scale


Iron Raill on the Landing of steps to the front / Door at Sion

Signed and dated

  • 1761-68
    date range: 1761-68

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (201 x 280)


Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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