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SM Adam volume 49/63


[1] Design for a statue pedestal, 1770, unexecuted


Plan and elevation for a pedestal for a figurative statue, being circular, with a shallow stylobate, and a circular drum, supported by four engaged square fluted columns, with enclosed rosettes in the bases and capitals, and the body of the shaft contains rectangular moulded panels, surmounted by a frieze ornamented with a crown within a wreath attended by crossed swords


bar scale of 1 1/10 inches to 1 foot


Dublin Pedestal (in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

  • 1770
    datable to 1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (420 x 589)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 9
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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