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image SM Adam volume 29/88

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/88

Purpose

[1] Design for the basement storey of a house, ND, possibly executed

Aspect

Plan of the basement-storey-level of a building with alterations to an earlier plan. Several of the rooms are vaulted and linked by a central passage that runs from left to right. There is a vaulted passageway linking to the kitchen to the left, and a number of vaults to the right

Scale

bar scale of 7/8 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Plan of the Ground Storey of Hopetoun House (and in the hand of William Adam) in Harley Street / Area / Wash house & Laundry / Stewards Dining room / Storeroom / Housekeepers room / Passage to Kitchen / Bottle rack / House Stewards writing room / Servants Hall / Area / Butlers room / Passage / Room for Strangers Servts / Area / Vault / Vault / Vault / Vault and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • ND
    ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (465 x 284)

Hand

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

Verso

6

Watermark

GR surmounted by a fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 40
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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