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  • image SM Adam volume 44/101

Reference number

SM Adam volume 44/101


[4] Finished design for a church, 1788, not executed


Same as SM Adam volume 44/101 but without wash or details such as the drapery over the central Diocletian window. The ceiling is also slightly different, showing a coved ceiling with a timber beams above supporting the roof and turret. The different coloured washes denote the materials


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 10 feet


(In the hand of William Adam) Section through the Church for Steuartown [sic] / on the North part of Edinburgh / (verso) 3 / 3

Signed and dated

  • 26/04/1788
    Albemarle Street / 26th April 1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured wash including Naples Yellow and pink, on laid paper (369x535)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison or Daniel Robertson


W surmounted by fleur des lis within a crowned cartouche


1922, p.11
Further literary references in scheme notes



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