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SM Adam volume 45/27


[2] Design for an entrance lodge, c1770-73, unexecuted


Elevation, within a landscape, of a two-storey, three-bay, domed, circular building, flanked by one-storey, one-bay links, one-storey octagonal pavilions, and to the left is a segmental arched gateway, surmounted by a broken-base pediment, and to the right is a corresponding arch, but it is blind and contains a window, and the whole is flanked by a wooden fence


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


for John Stewart Esqr (in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

  • c1770-73
    date range: c1770-73

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (541 x 380)


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


fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 233
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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