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SM Adam volume 44/83


[12] Design for a funerary monument to David Garrick, 1779, unexecuted


Elevation of a funerary monument, with a pedestal, with a central moulded compartment, surmounted by a festoon, and flanked by projecting portions, which support truncated columns, in between which is a sarcophagus, ornamented with a roundel, and a band of stiff leaf, surmounted by a segmental compartment, two enclosed rosettes, a plain tablet, and the whole is surmounted by a flaming urn in a pedestal ornamented with a cameo


bar scale of 3/5 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Monument for Sir Williams Wynne (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) 1

Signed and dated

  • 1779
    datable to 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (597 x 489)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 32
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 267
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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