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SM Adam volume 19/62


[2] Design for a funerary monument, 1775, executed with alterations


Perspective of a funerary monument, composed of a couch, supported by four legs, ornamented with volutes and anthemia, and above a central gadrooned urn, ornamented with a coat of arms, and on the couch lies a female figure in contemporary dress, and wearing a coronet, and behind her is a seated male figure in parliamentary robes, but his coronet rests on the pillow




Lady Milton (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand) / the Coronet should not be on / it should like at the Feet / the design is right. / the drapery & the [ _ _ _ _ ] with / flowers springing from it from / the Antique design [ _ _ _ _ ] herewith / may be well introduced / it is designed for a Gothick / Chapell

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    datable to 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and sepia wash on laid paper (446 x 290)


Unknown, possibly Agostino Carlini


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 56
Webb, 1958, p. 33
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 367
Roscoe, 2008, p. 203
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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