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SM Adam volume 35/3


[6] Working drawing for sculptural additions to the Admiralty Screen, as executed, 1759


Elevation of a winged sea-horse in profile


to a scale


One of the Sea Horses proposed to be put upon the piers of the Gateway for the / Admiralty / 5 ft 3 Ins

Signed and dated

  • 1759-60
    datable to 1759-60

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (447 x 270)


Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 34
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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