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image SM Adam volume 30/20

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/20

Purpose

[2] Alternative design for a house, 1772, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the end front of a two-and-a-half-storey, six-bay house, with a half-sunk basement, and a hipped roof, and with a projecting Ionic portico and pediment shown on the principal front to the left-hand side, and with the central two bays projecting, and surmounted by a pediment, and to the right-hand side is an attached entrance screen, with a central one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay triumphal arch carriage entrance, with the central arch flanked by engaged Ionic columns supporting a pediment, flanked by square-headed niches surmounted by medallions and a fluted frieze, and the whole is surmounted by a clock tower and octagonal lantern, and this central gateway is flanked by single-storey, four-bay links, articulated by Doric pilasters, and containing urn-filled niches, beyond which are one-and-a-half-storey, single-bay pavilions, with a central, balustraded Venetian window within a relieving arch, flanked by enclosed rosettes in the upper register, and surmounted by a pyramidal, or pitched roof, with a small stack or lantern above

Scale

bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

East Front of Stockwood House the Seat of John Crawley Esqr / N:B: A Copy of this front was done April 25t. 1772 / with a few Alterations only in the Body of the House / Viz the two Windows in the Centre break without Dressings / & those Windows lowered according to the South Front done this Date no Pediment at top but a Balustrade carried through like the South front (verso) This to be [covered by conservation work]tenth

Signed and dated

Adelphi Febry 11th 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (1163 x 518)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam

Watermark

D&CBLAUW IV and XD&CB within a cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, index p. 29
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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