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image SM Adam volume 29/106

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/106

Purpose

[6] Finished drawing for the house, N.D. unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the side front (opposite to the domestic buildings in Adam volume 29/109) of a two-storey, five-bay building, with a hipped roof, a one-storey canted bow across the central three bays, and a pediment with an oculus window in the tympanum across the central three bays

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Lord Frederick Campbell's house at Petersham (in pencil) (verso) 2

Signed and dated

N.D. These drawings might have been made at any time between Adam and Campbell's acquaintance in the early 1760s and Adam's death in 1792.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (453 x 268)

Hand

Adam office hand

Watermark

GR surmounted by cartouche surmounted by fleur de lis

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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