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Preliminary design, design, finished drawing and record drawing for a funerary monument, 1775, executed with alterations (4)

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The monument to Lady Milton was executed in accordance with Adam's designs in Adam volume 19/63-64, albeit making use of Agostino Carlini's effigies shown in Adam volume 19/62.

The draughtsman of Adam volume 19/62 is not known. It was suggested by Webb that this drawing is by Carlini, but he also questioned why a sculptor would place two life-sized stone figures on a support which could not possibly bear their weight.

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Contents of Preliminary design, design, finished drawing and record drawing for a funerary monument, 1775, executed with alterations (4)