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SM Adam volume 19/152


[5] Finished drawing for a conservatory, 1774, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a single-storey, five-bay, rectangular, pedimented temple, with three acroteria, and a medallion in the tympanum of the pediment, resting on a shallow stylobate, and with two steps on the principal and side fronts. The principal front has a fluted frieze, with a central tablet of festoons across three bays, and the end bays are articulated by lotus capital pilasters, with sculpture-filled niches in the end bays, and the central three bays open, with the central bay articulated by lotus capital columns, forming a screen across the opening. The interior has additional niches in the end bays of the back wall, and the end bays are screened by two columns, and with some rough pencil-drawn annotations


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Temple for Anthony Chamier Esqr to be Built in his Garden / at Epsom in Surrey / Plan of the Temple and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    1774 (in feint pencil)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (440 x 593)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 218
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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