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image SM Adam volume 30/137

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/137

Purpose

[6] Finished drawing for stables, c1763, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the first floor as Adam volume 30/136, but with bedrooms and storage rooms. The rear range of the courtyard shows the roof of the ground floor rooms below

Scale

bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of the First Floor of the Stable Office &c / for the Duke of Manchester at Kimbolton (in the hand of William Adam) / Roof of the Sheds &c / Saddle Room / Room / Bed Room for Strange Servts / Corn Chamber / Roof Passage / Grooms Room / Hay Lofts / Hay Lofts / Grooms Room / Corn Chamber / Passage / Grooms Room / Gardeners Room / Secd and dimensions given

Signed and dated

datable to c1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (574 x 483)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly, Agostino Brunias, Agostino Scara, or Benedetto Napoletano, with addition to title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 20
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 189
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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