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  • image SM Adam volume 28/58

Reference number

SM Adam volume 28/58


[2] Finished drawing for a house, 1763-65, unexecuted


Plan for the ground storey of a thirteen-bay house with a central circular staircase, with a curved court of domestic offices to the rear


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot


Plan for the Duke of Richmond / Well House / Wood House / Coals / Privy / Wet Larder / Dry Larder / Privy / Coal House / Wood House / Wood House / Privy / Privy / Servants Hall / Powdering Room / Smoking Room / Confectionary / Scullery / Kitchen / Pantry / Scullery to Dairy / Dairy / Library / Coffee Room / Butler's Room / Plat (sic) Room / Closet / House Keeper's Room / Steward's Room / The Gentleman's Dressing Room / Loggia / Great Dining Room / Back Stairs / Passage / Great Stairs / Water Closet / Back Stairs / Water Closet / Passage / State Bed Chamber / Servants Bed Room / The Lady's Dressing Room / Tea Room / Drawing Room / Anti chamber / Hall / Anti chamber / Private Dining Room / Breakfast Room / Portico and some dimensions given (verso) Number 12 / Duke of Richmond Bowood

Signed and dated

  • 1763-65
    date range: 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (655 x 928)


Adam office hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 15
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 126
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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