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image SM Adam volume 38/33

Reference number

SM Adam volume 38/33


[7] Design Finished drawing for the second scheme for the building, 1767-68, unexecuted


Elevation of the garden front of a two-and-a-half-storey, nine-bay building, with a hipped roof, and with a colonnaded ground storey, the two end bays containing windows, and with rectangular and half-height windows in the upper register


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of the Back Front shewing the Arcades for the Corn Market and some measurements given in pencil

Signed and dated

Janry 9. 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (587 x 488)


James Adam, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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