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image SM Adam volume 40/45

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SM Adam volume 40/45


[44] Design for the fishing room and boat house, 1769-70, executed


Plan of a room containing a semicircular cold bath, flanked on either side by staircases from the upper floor, and underneath which are a closet and water closet, and beyond are small inlets for boats with apsidal ends


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Cold Bath and Boat Houses for Lord Scarsdale / at Kiddleston and dimensions given 10/158 Curzon [ _ _ _ _ ] (in feint pencil)

Signed and dated

date range: 1769-70

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (595 x 487)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with for Lord Scarsdale / at Kiddleston in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
Harris, 1987, p. 83
King, 1991, Volume I, pp. 339-41
Musson, 1996, p. 42
Harris, 2006, pp. 24, 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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