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image SM Adam volume 29/100

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/100


[13] Design showing an elevation and axial section for a mausoleum, 1776, unexecuted


Elevation and axial section of a mausoleum as Adam volume 29/101, showing a single-storey, three-bay rusticated principal front, with the central bay projecting, pedimented, and containing an arched entrance door, flanked by bays with slit windows, and the section shows that the central portion of the catacombs is surmounted by a barrel vault


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Section across the Catacombs / Front of a Mausoleum for Lord Cathcart and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 16/07/1776
    Adelphi July 16t. 1776.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (380 x 517)


Adam office hand, either Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam


GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 29
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 225
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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