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SM Adam volume 25/16


[29] Finished drawing for an organ case for the music room, April 1781


Elevation of a tripartite organ case, articulated by engaged Corinthian columns, with organ pipes in the outer bays, and an arched recess in the centre bay, containing a figurative panel. Immediately beneath the attic storey is a band of anthemia. The attic contains further pipes, swags, terms, and an oval medallion. The entablature frieze is fluted, and the whole is crowned by sculpted musical instruments either side of the royal coat of arms, with a lion and a unicorn


to a scale


Organ Case for the Duke of Cumberland

Signed and dated

  • April 1781
    Adelphi / 19 Apl 1781

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including verdigris and yellow ochre on laid paper (184 x 313)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 44
Harris, 1963, Index p. 57
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 273, 275
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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