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image SM Adam volume 50/90

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SM Adam volume 50/90


[1] Design for an extension to the house, c1765, unexecuted


Plan of a quadrant link, with a three- by-four-bay wing to the rear, with a curved garden front, and the link connects with a four- by-eight-bay wing, and each wing contains bedrooms


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


Plan of an Addition proposed to one Wing of Summerhill House in the County of / Meath for the Rt. Honble. Hercules Longford Rowley Esqr. / Library / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Closet / Bed Chamr. / Bed Chamr. / Maids room / Water Closet / Dressing room / Family Bed Chamr. and some measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to c1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (302 x 489)


Adam office hand




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 29
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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