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SM Adam volume 51/85


[2] Finished drawing for a gate and lodges, ND, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a pair of ironwork carriage gates, supported by square rusticated and pyramid-topped piers ornamented with enclosed rosettes flanked by festoons in the capitals. Each gate is flanked by single-storey, single-bay links containing doors, and beyond are single-storey, single-bay lodges with pyramidal roofs, containing a window within a relieving arch


bar scale of 2 ½ inches to 10 feet


Design of a Gateway for Richard Combe Esqr (verso) 2 / Number 19 (in red pen)

Signed and dated

  • 1758-94

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (542 x 375)


Adam office hand




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 53
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 226
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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