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image SM Adam volume 39/91

Reference number

SM Adam volume 39/91

Purpose

[16] Design for adding wings, links and an entrance loggia to the house, c1768, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the bedchamber storey of a nine-bay central block, flanked on either side (north and south) by the roof of a three-bay link, and additional rooms in the upper register of a three-bay pavilion

Scale

bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of the Bed Chamber Storey of Eaton Park one of the Seats / of The Right Honorable Earl of Grosvenor [of Eaton Park one of the Seats / of The Right Honorable Earl of Grosvenor in the hand of William Adam] / Lady Grosvenors Dressg room Continued / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Staircase / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Saloon Continued / Hall Continued / Dressing Room / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Staircase / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Dressing Room / 3rd Drawing Room Continued and dimensions given

Signed and dated

datable to 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (733 x 510)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, additions to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

JVILLEDARY LVG and a fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

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

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Drawing

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