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  • image SM Adam volume 30/59

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/59


[5] Finished drawing for the building and interior decoration, c1772


Axial section through a building as Adam volumes 30/60 and 30/62, showing the apsidal end, with niches within the recesses to either side, and part of the entrance portico on the left-hand side, with the same decorative scheme as iAdam volume 30/60, and with a central chimneypiece within the apse, with stiles composed of caryatids in profile, and a fluted frieze with a broad tablet containing a tazza flanked by winged half griffons


bar scale of 3 1/2 inches to 10 feet


Section of Loyds Coffee House (in the hand of William Adam) (verso) 1

Signed and dated

  • c1772
    datable to c1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including verdigris and pink within a single ruled border on laid paper (615 x 489)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 41
The Lloyds log, 1955, p. 10
Stillman, 1966, p. 73
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 57
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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