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SM Adam volume 19/41


[1] Design for a funerary monument, 1769, Adam volume 19/43 executed with minor alterations


Elevation of a wall-mounted funerary monument, with a central circular inscription panel, enclosed within a fluted frame, and with rinceaux and anthemia in each corner, and the whole set within a square frame of acanthus leaves, flanked by terms in profile, ornamented with drops of calyx, and enclosed rosettes, with an apron of ox skulls, festoons, rosettes, and a central coat of arms, and surmounted by a frieze of triglyphs alternating with lozenge-shaped portrait medallions, and this is surmounted by volutes, ornamented with rosettes and anthemia, supporting winged putto, and flanking an urn


to a scale

Signed and dated

  • 1769
    datable to 1769

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (286 x 399)


Different Adam office hands, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 56
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 267
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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