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image SM Adam volume 29/89

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/89

Purpose

[2] Design for the ground storey of a house, ND, possibly executed

Aspect

Plan of a five-by-five-bay building with an off axis canted bow in the principal front, set with a colonnaded portico. Within, the principal staircase is bifurcated and positioned off-axis. To the rear of the building the dining room is set with a colonnaded screen at one end. To the left of this there is a four-by-three-bay wing, containing domestic offices, a water closet, and an additional staircase

Scale

bar scale of 7/8 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Parlor floor. 4 Rooms of which Marked A. B. C. D. are proposed to be filled up at present for Company & to be used for that purpose / till such time as the First floor is finished & furnished when it will be converted to the uses marked upon the Plan. (all underwritten in pencil) / Pantry / Water Closet / Back Stairs / Butlers room / Housekeepers room / Store room / A / Lord Hopetowns Dressing room / B / Lord Hopetowns Study / C / Dining room / D / Parlor / Staircase / 15 and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • ND
    ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (458 x 264)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly

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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