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  • image SM Adam volume 30/61

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SM Adam volume 30/61


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


Axial section through a building as Adam volumes 30/59-60 and 30/62, showing the flat end, with niches within the recesses to either side, and part of the entrance portico on the right-hand side, with the same decorative scheme as Adam volumes 30/59-60, but showing the rise of the barrel vault against the flat wall, ornamented with medallions and festoons, and with a central chimneypiece, surmounted by a fluted rectangular overmantel mirror frame, ornamented with a wreath, festoons, and candle branches, and flanked by decorative wall panels ornamented with figure-of-eight wreaths


bar scale of 3 1/2 inches to 10 feet


Inside of Loyds Coffee House (in the hand of William Adam) (verso) 3

Signed and dated

  • c1772
    datable to c1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (610 x 490)


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




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



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