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image SM Adam volume 39/98

Reference number

SM Adam volume 39/98

Purpose

[6] Finished drawing for adding wings, links and an entrance loggia to the house, c1768, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the principal storey (first floor) of a nine-bay central block, with a three-bay entrance loggia on the west front, and flanked on either side (north and south) by a three-bay link, and a one-bay pavilion containing a tripartite window, and with pencil-drawn annotations

Scale

1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Principal Story of Eaton Park one of the Seats of / Earl Grosvenor (in the hand of William Adam) / Great Drawing room / Altar / Chapel / Family Seat / Second Drawing room / Water Closet / Court / Water Closet / Billiard room / First Drawing room / Dining Parlour / Saloon / Hall / Library / Bed Chamr / Dressing room / Breakfast room / Map room / Coals / Water Closet / Powdering room & My Lords Valets room above / Court / Water Closet / Powdering room & Ladys Maids room above / Print Gallery / Lord Grosvenors Dressing room / Family Bed Cham / Lady Grosvenors Dressing room and some dimensions given (verso) 6

Signed and dated

datable to 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border in laid paper (728 x 478)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

LVG and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche / IHS IVILLEDARY

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 1992, Volume II, p. 124
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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