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image SM Adam volume 31/110

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SM Adam volume 31/110


[3] Finished drawing for the extension to the house, c1760-61, unexecuted


Elevation with a three-storey, three-bay, crenellated, canted central block, with octagonal towers behind, and flanked on either side by a two-storey, four-bay crenellated link, and a three-storey, three-bay crenellated, canted tower. The windows are surmounted by hood mouldings


bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


A New Design for the Garden Front For The Right Honble The Lord Digby and some dimensions given in pencil (verso) Lord Digby

Signed and dated

  • 1760-1761
    datable to c1760-61

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (653 x 441)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam


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



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