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image SM Adam volume 40/31

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SM Adam volume 40/31


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


Plan as drawing Adam volume 40/30 but showing the upper storey, with the roof of the ranges, and the upper storey of the front and rear central blocks and corner pavilions


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


Farm Offices at Kiddleston for Lord Scarsdale (in the hand of William Adam) / Grainery / 39 (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand) and dimensions given (verso) 4 / This to be placed Eleventh / Farm Offices for Kiddleston

Signed and dated

datable to c1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (567 x 436)


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


IV and LVG and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


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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