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SM Adam volume 54/7/257


[91] Alternative preliminary designs for pedestals, 1774-75; it is not known if these designs were executed


Plan and elevation of alternative pedestals. The left-hand pedestal is round, with a base ornamented with ox skulls, and festoons, a shaft ornamented with fluting, drops of calyx, and lion masks, a capital ornamented with unlobed acanthus leaves, and a top ornmented with a roundel. The right-hand pedestal is x-shaped, with a base composed of four dolphins, a shaft ornamented with rectangular figurative panels, Vitruvian scroll and masks, and an urn on top supported by winged sphinxes


bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot


Green / Black

Signed and dated

  • 1774-75
    datable to 1774-75

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (279 x 219)


Robert Adam




For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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