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image SM Adam volume 1/242

Reference number

SM Adam volume 1/242

Purpose

[29] Preliminary design for a garden hut for the Hon. Miss Curzon, 1760-70, unexecuted

Aspect

Rough elevation of a hut composed of two small ranges either side of a three-storey tower with a pitched, tiled roof and chimney stack with a two-storey opening, arched on one side, and with stiles and a lintel on the other, and with a external staircase. The range to the right is of one storey with a pitched, thatched roof, and porches to the front and side. The range to the left is two storeys high, with a pitched, tiled roof. There is a well in front of the hut, and with pencil annotations of a window on the right-hand side

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Sketch of a Hutt for The Honble Miss Curzon at the / upper end of Garden at Kedleston

Signed and dated

date range: 1760-70

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (298 x 187)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 258
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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