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image SM Adam volume 19/49

Reference number

SM Adam volume 19/49


[2] Finished drawing for a wall-mounted funerary monument, 1778, unexecuted


Elevation of a rectangular wall-mounted funerary monument, with a central rectangular inscription panel, with a frame which is recessed along the bottom edge, flanked by enclosed rosettes, and surmounted by fringed swags hung from a central coat of arms surmounted by a bishop’s mitre, and with winged putto masks to either side, and the whole is surmounted by two acroteria


bar scale of 1 4/5 inches to 1 foot

Signed and dated

datable to 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (416 x 312)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 267
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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