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image SM Adam volume 29/90

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/90

Purpose

[3] Design for the first storey of a house, ND, possibly executed

Aspect

Plan of a five-by-five-bay building with an off-axis balcony across the third and fourth bays. Within, there is a bifurcated staircase. To the rear there is a five-bay gallery or library. To the left of this there is a four-by-three-bay wing containing bedrooms, a powdering room, water closet and an additional staircase

Scale

bar scale of 7/ 8 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

One Pair Story (pencil) / Water Closet / Anti room of Ladys maids room / Powdering room / Boudoir / Bed Chamber / Gallery / To be fitted up at present as a Library for Lord Hopetoun (underwritten in pencil) / Lady Hopetouns Dressing room / Drawing room / To be used at present as Lord Hoptns Dressg room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • ND
    ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (455 x 271)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly

Verso

8

Watermark

PORTAL & BRIDGES

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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