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image SM Adam volume 29/18

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/18

Purpose

[2] Survey plan showing the layout of the house, 1759

Aspect

Plan of the first floor, as in Adam volume 29/17, but with a gallery above the colonnade on the entrance range

Scale

bar scale of 1/13 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of the First Floor of Castle Ashby. belonging to the Marquis of Northampton / Gallery / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Kitchen continued / Bed Room / Vestible continued / Billiard Room / Hall continued / King Williams Rome / Ladys Dressg Room / Ladys Bed Chamber / Chaple continued and some room dimensions given (verso) 2 / Lord Northampton / 6 plans + sections

Signed and dated

datable to 1759

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (601 x 501)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam, incorrectly naming the patron as the Marquis of Northampton rather than the Earl of Northampton

Watermark

LVILLEDARY / and LVG and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 6
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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