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image SM Adam volume 40/28

Reference number

SM Adam volume 40/28

Purpose

[39] Finished drawing for farm offices containing stables, c1763, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevations of the exterior front of the principal range, and the interior front of the rear range. The rear range has a one-and-a-half storey, five-bay, arcaded central block with a hipped roof, flanked on either side by one-storey, three-bay links with semicircular-headed doorways, and two-storey, one-bay pavilions with domed roofs, cupolas and weather vanes, and showing the side ranges in section. The front range has a two-storey, five-bay central block with a central carriage arch flanked by doors surmounted by roundels, and with balustrading along the roofline, and with pedimented tower end bays with relieving arches over the ground-floor windows. The central block is flanked by single-storey, five-bay links with rectangular windows and pitched roofs, and by two-storey, pedimented and domed corner pavilions, each surmounted by a cupola and weather vane, and with a relieving arch over the ground-floor window

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Farm Offices at Kiddleston for Lord Scarsdale (in the hand of William Adam) and dimensions given (verso) 1 / Farm & Stable Offices

Signed and dated

datable to c1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and pink and yellow ochre washes within a single ruled border on laid paper (643 x 438)

Hand

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

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 219
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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