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  • image SM Adam volume 36/61

Reference number

SM Adam volume 36/61


[8] Design and view for a boathouse, 1775, unexecuted


Rough elevation of a boathouse as Adam volume 43/40, set within a landscape


not to scale


Earl of Findlater / 3 Elevations & 3 ground Plans of a Banquetting Room / with 1 Elevation & 1 ground Plan of a lodge and gate / Earl of Findlater

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    datable to 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and wash on laid paper (508 x 294)


Robert Adam


King, 2001, Volume II, p. 243
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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