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image SM Adam volume 35/72

Reference number

SM Adam volume 35/72


[21] Unfinished design for the basement storey of a house, c1787, unexecuted


Plan of the basement storey of a building, with three bays forming the principal façade, and this is flanked by receding single-bay wings. The rear façade has four bays, with a central canted bay window. The left-hand wing contains a staircase


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Basement Story of the 2d design of Sir Saml Hannays / House at Putney (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) Servts Hall (pencil)

Signed and dated

  • c1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (268 x 281)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 26
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 127
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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