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SM Adam volume 19/144


[2] Finished drawing for the interior of a garden temple, 1767, executed with alterations


Plan and elevation of a Dioceltian arched wall, with a female sculpture, supported by a pedestal ornamented with a panel of rinceaux, flanked by pulvinated and fluted lotus capital columns, and supporting a lintel ornamented with rosettes and festoons, and flanked by rectangular grisaille wall panels, and with a frieze containing drops of calyx between a serpentine ribbon, and above the frieze is a square panel of rinceaux flanking an urn, and this is flanked by triangular panels of rinceaux including half putti


bar scale of 4/5 inch to 1 foot


Section of one End of the Temple for Sir Charles Tynte Baronet

Signed and dated

  • 1767
    datable to 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (372 x 524)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 58
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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