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SM Adam volume 28/10


[5] Finished drawing showing the elevation (east) towards Lincoln’s Inn Fields, 1771-74, unexecuted


Elevation (east) towards Lincoln's Inn Fields, showing a three-and-a-half-storey building, with a rusticated, and largely arcaded ground storey, and divided into various blocks. The central block is projecting, with a central five-bay Corinthian portico across the upper register, and supporting a pediment, behind which is a dome, and the portico is flanked by two bays, and three projecting bays. Beyond the central block are curving links with central three-bay porticos and pediments, and beyond the links are fifteen-bay projecting pavilions, with the end three bays projecting, and with a central three-bay portico of Ionic pilasters, surmounted by an attic, and with windows within relieving arches on the first storey


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Court of Chancery and Lincolns Inn Elevation fronting towards Lincolns Inn Fields (in the hand of William Adam) and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1771-74
    date range: 1771-74

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (2140 x 477)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 41
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 57
Rowan, 2003, pp. 8-9, 31-32
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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