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image SM Adam volume 35/111

Reference number

SM Adam volume 35/111

Purpose

[20] Design for an ornamental barn, c1788, possibly executed

Aspect

Elevation of a single-storey, five-bay building, with a pitched, thatched roof. Across the central three bays there is a pavilion, surmounted by a weather vane, with a central entrance, with a tripartite, half-window above. The entrance is flanked by aedicules, articulated by rustic columns in the form of tree trunks. The first and third bays form wings, with slit windows

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Elevation of a Barn for the Revd Mr Rose at Beckenham (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) / 111 (pencil, modern curatorial)

Signed and dated

  • c1788
    c1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (482 x 289)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Verso

1 / (and in pencil) A Barn / F Mr Rose

Watermark

GR surmounted by a fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 3
Rowan, 1985, p. 66
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 257
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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