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Joseph Bonomi

Joseph Bonomi was an Italian engineer and an accomplished architectural draughtsman active in Italy, England, Scotland and Wales from the mid- to late-18th century until his death in 1808.

Bonomi was born in Rome, Italy on 19 January 1739 and died on 9 March 1808. He was buried in the Marylebone cemetery, England.

Bonomi is particularly noted for his work carried out for the Adam brothers, in whose offices in London, England, he worked from 1767 to 1781, and for his designs for country houses, many of which were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London. A large collection of his drawings are now held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London.


Colvin, Howard, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 3rd edition (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995), pp. 141-142.

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