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SM Adam volume 2/10


[5] Preliminary design showing an elevation of the second scheme for the funerary monument, 1775, unexecuted


Elevation of a funerary monument, with a pedestal ornamented with a cameo. This is connected by swags to flanking caryatids which support a frieze with a central inscription panel. The inscription is surmounted by segmental acroteria ornamented with palmettes, and supporting an urn ornamented with sphinxes. The whole is set against a pyramid in relief


to a scale

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    datable to 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (217 x 282)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


For a full list of literature reference see scheme notes.



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