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SM Adam volume 46/148


[5] Finished drawing for a lodge, c1777


Plan, elevation of principal front, and section of a circular building, containing two elliptical rooms, one of which has a staircase at the rear, the other a closet, and with two short wings to either side, and a portico on the principal front, and blind portico on the rear front. The elevation of the principal front shows a portico of four Tuscan columns, carrying a pediment with an oculus in the tympanum, and windows with leaded lights. The drum has a steep thatched pyramidal roof with a central chimney-stack, and the wings have pitched roofs. The section shows the basement, ground, and attic floors


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Section of the Lodge showing the two Rooms / on the Ground floor and Cellar under one of them / Elevation of a Lodge on the side of the Road to His Grace the Duke of Bolton's / House at Hackwood in Hampshire / Closet / Lodge / Bed room / Entry / Porch and some dimensions given [-----] moved / 13 ovals in Drawing room / £28 each (in pencil in the bottom left-hand corner)

Signed and dated

  • c1777
    datable to c1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes, watercolour technique, shaded within a single ruled border on laid paper (484 x 700)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, and inscribed by Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 15
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 253
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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