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image SM Adam volume 46/104

Reference number

SM Adam volume 46/104

Purpose

[16] Finished drawings for the south front and first storey of a house, c1790, executed with minor alterations

Aspect

Above- Elevation of a three-storey, five-bay house, as SM Adam volume 35/104, but with alterations. The central three-bays are canted, and at the ground storey level, in the first and third bays, the Venetian windows are omitted, with three-quarter height windows instead Below- Plan of the first storey of a three-by-four-bay house, as SM Adam volume 46/105

Scale

bar scale of 3/8 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

39 / (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) Mr Ross / 2 (pencil)

Signed and dated

  • c1790
    c1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (142 x 236)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Richard Crichton or John Charels, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 57
Rowan, 1985, pp. 66-7
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 122
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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