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image SM Adam volume 51/87

Reference number

SM Adam volume 51/87

Purpose

[15] Design for an alternative gateway, unexecuted, c1764

Aspect

Plan and elevation of a one-storey, three-bay building, with a central bay articulated by engaged Doric columns, and containing a segmental carriage arch, flanked by end bays containing rectangular windows ornamented with quoins, behind which are single-room lodges, each with a chimneypiece. The whole is ornamented with a Doric frieze, and surmounted by a military trophy

Scale

1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of a Gateway for Kimbolton Castle the Seat of His Grace The Duke of Manchester and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

datable to c1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (485 x 388)

Hand

Adma office hand, possibly George Richardson, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

LVG and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 20
Beard, 1978, pp. 45-46
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 220, 245
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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