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image SM Adam volume 40/56

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SM Adam volume 40/56


[34] Finished drawing for the pheasant house, c1760, unexecuted


Plan of the first floor and side elevation of a two-storey, five-bay house with colonnaded bows on the ground floor of the front and rear, and canted bays on the ground floor of the side elevations. All four bows are balustraded forming balconies on the first floor. The elevation shows an aedicular window in the centre of the canted bays on the side elevation, flanked by semicircular-headed niches, and surmounted by a Diocletian window on the first floor. The door is pedimented and domed


1/5 inch to 1 foot


Elevations and Plans of a Parsonage House at Kiddleston for Lord Scarsdale and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1760
    datable to c1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (265 x 415)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias or Laurent-Benoît Dewez, with title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
Harris, 1987, pp. 14, 88
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 220
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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