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  • image SM Adam volume 41/100

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/100


[5] Design for the house, 1762, unexecuted


Plan of the bedchamber (second) storey as Adam volume 41/99


bar scale of 1 3/10 inches to 10 feet


Hatch in Kent the Seat of Sir Wyndham Knatchbull (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Plan of the Bed Chamber / Story / Bed Chamr / Great Dressing Room / Dressing Room / Dressing Room / Lobby or Landing of the / best Stairs / Bed Chamber / Bed Room / Dressing Room / Bed Room / Dressing Room / Bed Room and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (365 x 457)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam




VDL surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 126
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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