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SM Adam volume 28/19


[8] Design for an annexe containing a tavern with connecting bridge over Charles Street, c1789, unexecuted


Elevation of a two-storey, three-bay building, with a hipped roof and a projecting, raised and balustraded Ionic portico in the central bay. At the ground-storey level there are three arched openings, with rustication in the central bay, and part rustication in the first and third bays. The first-storey portico is flanked by balustraded, semi-circular-headed, aedicule windows, with friezes of scrolled hearts above. On the left-hand side there is an enclosed link bridge, with a rusticated, segmental arch, flanked by semi-circular headed openings for foot passengers. Above this there is a central, balustraded, tripartite window, set within a relieving arch, and with a Tuscan pilaster screen. The central bay forms a triumphal arch, with an ornamental key-stone and rosettes ornamenting the spandrels, and is surmounted by a panel of strigilation. The central bay is flanked by half bays, with niches containing statuary, and figurative panels above


bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet


This is counted as Drawing No. 7 [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] [_ _ _] (nineteenth-century curatorial hand)

Signed and dated

  • c1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (401 x 330)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison or Daniel Robertson


fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 40
Sheppard, 1960, Volume XXIX, (i), p. 249
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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