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image SM Adam volume 35/112

Reference number

SM Adam volume 35/112

Purpose

[24] Alternative design for an ornamental barn, c1788, possibly executed

Aspect

Elevation of a single-storey, five-bay building, with a thatched, hipped roof and a cornice of dentils. There is a central pavilion, with a thatched, conical roof, articulated by rustic columns in the form of tree trunks, and with a central entrance surmounted by a Diocletian window. In the first and third bays there are cross windows

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Another Design for a Barn for Mr Rose (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) / 112 (pencil, modern curatorial hand) / faint pencil inscription bottom right corner

Signed and dated

  • c1788
    c1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (479 x 238)

Hand

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

Verso

Barn - Mr Rose Beckened

Watermark

CURTEIS & SONS

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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