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SM Adam volume 43/68


[6] Design for a house, 1774, unexecuted


Elevation of the garden (north) front of a house as Adam volume 43/67, but without the ground storey being sunk into the ground, and with a central tripartite entrance on the first storey, articulated by Doric columns, and accessed by a tapering external staircase


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Plain Elevation of the North or Garden Front of a New Design for Major General Scott / at Edinburgh and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 19/08/1774
    Adelphi August 19t. 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a triple ruled border on laid paper (598 x 455)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 12
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 122
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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