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image SM Adam volume 30/132

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/132

Purpose

[2] Finished drawing for the kitchen offices, 1764

Aspect

Elevation of a single-storey, seven-bay link corridor, with a door in each of the end bays, and the central five bays containing windows within relieving arches, and with the section of a two-storey pavilion with a pitched roof on the left-hand side, and beyond is a single-storey pavilion with a pitched roof

Scale

bar scale of 1 2/5 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Front of the Passage and Section through the Offices and Coal House designed for the Grange / for the Right Honorable Lord Chancellor Henley (in the hand of William Adam) and some measurements given (verso) 3 / 3 / 3

Signed and dated

Robt Adam Architect 1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink and yellow wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (478 x 321)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

IHS IVILLEDARY

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 15
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 218
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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