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image SM Adam volume 31/111

Reference number

SM Adam volume 31/111

Purpose

[2] Design for the extension to the house, c1760-61, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation with a three-storey, three-bay, domed, canted central block, with Venetian windows on the ground floor, flanked on either side by a two-storey, four-bay link with balustrading along the roof line, and a three-storey, three-bay canted tower with balustrading along the roof line. The ground-floor windows of the links and towers are pedimented, and there are pencil annotations showing additional towers, crenelations, and an alternative window design

Scale

bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Elevation of the Garden Front for / The Right Honourable Lord Digby (verso) Lord Digby / 2

Signed and dated

datable to c1760-61

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (653 x 381)

Hand

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

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 165
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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