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SM Adam volume 44/84


[11] Design for a funerary monument to David Garrick, 1779, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a funerary monument, with a deep, rectangular pedestal, surmounted by a sarcophagus, ornamented with fret, a cameo, a band of stiff leaf, and an ox skull flanked by festoons in the volute top, and the sarcophagus is flanked by engaged stiff leaf capital columns, between which is a band of guilloche, surmounted by a segmental compartment enclosing a mask and music instruments, and the whole is surmounted by a Doric frieze ornamented with masks and instruments, and a pediment with a central acroterion


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Monument for Sir Watkin Wynne Baronet (verso) W. W. Wynne Monument / & 2 pair plan (both recto and verso inscriptions are on a small separate sheet of paper affixed to the top edge of the drawing)

Signed and dated

  • 1779
    Adelphi / 2d. August 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (379 x 494)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 32
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 267
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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