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image SM Adam volume 35/114

Reference number

SM Adam volume 35/114

Purpose

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

Aspect

Plan of a five-by-one-bay building, with a central octagonal space, with entrances to the front and rear, flanked by pairs of columns. The first and third bays form wings, and these are set behind pilaster screens

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

2d Plan of a Barn for The Revd Mr Rose (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) and some dimensions given / 114 (pencil, modern curatorial hand)

Signed and dated

  • c1788
    c1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (464 x 239)

Hand

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

Watermark

CURTEIS & SONS

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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