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SM Adam volume 19/35


[6] Finished drawing for a funerary monument, c1762-63, unexecuted


Elevation and profile of a wall monument containing an inscription panel and sarcophagus ornamented with a cameo, above a band of Vitruvian scroll, and flanked by spirally fluted Doric columns carrying a Doric frieze ornamented with a coat of arms, volutes, and a wheat sheaf


bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


Lady Elibank (in pencil) and some dimensions given (verso) Lady Elibank Monument

Signed and dated

  • c1762-63
    datable to c1762-63

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (278 x 374)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 54
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 265
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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