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image SM Adam volume 30/136

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SM Adam volume 30/136


[5] Finished drawing for stables, c1763, unexecuted


Plan of the ground floor of a seven- by five-bay building arranged around a courtyard, with a stepped rear range, a carriage entrance, with stabling, and various sheds and coachhouses


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Ground Story of the Stable Office for His Grace The Duke of Manchester at Kimbolton / Room for Boiling Horses Meals / Shed for Carts / Smith's Forge / Nicessary / Nicessary / Coach House / Coach House / Stables / Court / Stables / Stables / Passage / Stables and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1763
    datable to c1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (577 x 502)


Adam office hand, possibly, Agostino Brunias, Agostino Scara, or Benedetto Napoletano


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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