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image SM Adam volume 43/77

Reference number

SM Adam volume 43/77


[8] Design for a house, 1774, as executed with alterations


Plan of the principal (first) and bedchamber (second) storeys of a house as Adam volume 43/76, but with no sunk area, and with tripartite windows to either side of the bow on the first storey of the garden front. With reception and domestic rooms on the first storey, and bedrooms on the second storey


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Bed Chamber Story (in pencil) / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Passage / Bed Chamber / Closet / Passage / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Closet / Plan of the principal Story for Genl Scott Edinburgh (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Bed Chamber / Closet / Drawing Room / Dining Room / Dressing Room / Hall / Staircase / Dressing Room and some measurements given (verso) 6 / 14 (in pencil) / Number 14 (in red pen) / Plans for General Scott / 2d Design

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    Adelphi December 22. 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (498 x 573)


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


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



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