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SM Adam volume 19/172


[27] Finished drawing a Gothic pavilion, 1778, unexecuted


Above- Elevation of a single-storey, single-bay pavilion, with a pitched roof and a central ogee entrance, set within an arch. The spandrels are ornamented with quatrefoils, and the entrance is flanked by triple-cluster columns surmounted by triple pinnacles, and paired Corinthian columns. The archway is surmounted by crockets, and the roofline is surmounted by crockets in the form of fleur-de-lis, with a central socle supporting an anthemion and corner pinnacles Below- Plan of a one-by-one-bay pavilion, with entrances set behind columned screens


bar scale of 5 inches to 8 feet


67 / (modern curatorial hand, pencil) 172

Signed and dated

  • 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (443 x 594)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Mr (cropped) Rigby / [_ _ _] Seat Brick kiln etc




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 22
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 229, 239, 245
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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