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image SM Adam volume 46/102

Reference number

SM Adam volume 46/102

Purpose

[15] Finished drawings for the principal (north) front and the ground storey of a house, c1790, executed with minor alterations

Aspect

Above- Elevation of a three-storey, three-bay house, as SM Adam volume 35/102, with the iron railings omitted Below- Plan of the ground storey of a three-by-four-bay house, as SM Adam volume 35/107, with the central room to the rear circular in form

Scale

bar scale of 3/8 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

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

Signed and dated

  • c1790
    c1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (150 x 234)

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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