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SM Adam volume 51/23


[6] Finished drawing of the pavilions at the ends of the bridge, 1770


Elevation of the ends of the pavilions on the bridge as Adam volumes 38/2-4 and 51/22, being one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay, domed and pedimented pavilions, surmounted by weather vanes. Each pavilion contains a door flanked by windows behind a three-bay Doric portico supported by a balustrade; and above is a single half-height attic window. To each side of the bridge the abutments are balustraded


to a scale


Lodges at the end of Mr Pulteneys Bridge at Bath (in the hand of William Adam) (verso) 2 / 2 / Number 11 (in red pen) / Wm Pulteney Esqr / Bridge of Bath and further inscriptions crossed out

Signed and dated

  • 1770
    datable to 1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (543 x 382)


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


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 3
Manco, 1995, p. 134
Rowan, 2007, p. 69
For a full list of literature reference see scheme notes.



Exhibition history

Vaulting Ambition: The Adam Brothers, Contractors to the Metropolis in the Reign of George III, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 14 September 2007 - 12 January 2008; The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham, 19 April - 24 May 2008; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 24 October - 13 December 2008

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