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SM Adam volume 19/63


[3] Finished drawing for a funerary monument, 1775, executed with alterations


Elevation of a table tomb ornamented with three urn-filled pointed arches, ornamented with trefoils, and alternating with sculpture-filled pointed arches, flanked by shields, enclosed within fans, and encircled by frames ornamented with trefoils and crockets, and above are connected enclosed rosettes, and scrolls at the head, supported by arabesques


bar scale of 3 inches to one foot


Lady Milton (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand)

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    Robt Adam Architect. / Adelphi - 1775.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (593 x 415)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


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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