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Robert Adam, 1728 - 1792. Architect 1792

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Robert Adam transformed British architecture. With his brother, James, he created a new style based on an inventive use of classical ideas which appealed to rich patrons for both country and town houses. Interiors designed by Robert Adam typically include ceilings with decoration in low plaster relief around painted panels. In Edinburgh, Charlotte Square, Register House and the Old College of the University are all examples of their work.

Glossary Open


A general term for art and architecture based on ancient Greek and Roman culture.


The support given to artists by an individual or organisation, usually through buying or funding their work.


A form of sculpture where the image or design projects from a flat surface types of which include, bas-relief or low relief.

Classicism, Patronage , Relief


  • Acc. No. PG 262
  • Medium Paste medallion
  • Size Height: 7.80 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1887