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SM Adam volume 19/9


[4] Design for the funerary monument of Lieutenant-Colonel Roger Townshend, 1760, executed with alterations


Elevation within a cusped arch ornamented with masks, with an inscription panel surmounted by the Townshend coat of arms ornamented with festoons, and flanked by atlantes in Roman dress, supporting a scroll-topped sarcophagus ornamented with a relief panel depicting Townshend's death scene flanked by ornamental panels of military standards, and strigillation, and surmounted by military trophies, and set against a pyramid in relief


2 inches to 1 foot

Signed and dated

  • 1760
    datable to 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (333 x 602)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 51
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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