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image SM Adam volume 38/38

Reference number

SM Adam volume 38/38

Purpose

[2] Design showing an elevation of the principal (east or west) front for the building, 1775, as executed

Aspect

Elevation of the principal front, of a two-storey, five-bay building, with a hipped room, a rusticated ground storey, with a central, projecting arched entrance, flanked by windows and recessed arched entrances, surmounted by a central balustraded Ionic Venetian window, flanked by Ionic columns supporting a pediment, and flanked by urn-filled niches, surmounted by rectangular panels containing swags, and beyond are recessed bays containing balustraded windows, surmounted by enclosed rosettes flanked by festoons, and the profiles of the building can be see with Ionic porticoes across the first storey, surmounted by pediments

Scale

bar scale of 3 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Design of a new Elevation for the two ends of the Theatre and Market place at St. Edmunds Bury shewing the projections of the new steps proposed to be joined to the sides of the / Building and not intended in the first Design (all underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

Adelphi 12 Janry 1775.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a triple ruled border on laid paper (709 x 513)

Hand

Adam office hand, either Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam

Watermark

IHS IVILLEDARY and LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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