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SM Adam volume 19/27


[11] Design for a funerary monument, 1762, executed with minor alterations


Elevation of a wall-mounted monument, with acanthus leaf consoles, supporting a base ornamented with masks and an inscription panel, surmounted by a winged putto holding a laurel wreath, a circular pedestal ornamented with a figurative relief, and a figure in antique dress, holding a book, and with a lyre at his feet


to a scale


JAMES THOMNOS (sic) / and some rough measurements given in pencil in the margin

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (194 x 271)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias or Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, p. 51
Roscoe, 2009, p. 1161
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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