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image SM Adam volume 41/101

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/101

Purpose

[6] Design for the house, 1762, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the attic (third) storey as Adam volume 41/99, but with the central five bays on the principal front slightly projecting, and a bedchamber in place of the principal staircase, and only the balustraded top of the bow on the garden front from Adam volumes 41/98-41/100

Scale

bar scale of 1 3/10 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Plan of the / Attick Storey / Platform / Bed Chamber / Closet / Bed Room / Passage / Bed Room / Bed Room / Dressing Room / Bed Room / Bed Chamber / Closet / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / Dressg Room / Passage / Bed Room / Bed Room / Bed Room / Bed Chamber and measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a singled ruled border on laid paper (367 x 461)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias

Verso

6 / 6 / Number Twenty Seventh Five (in red pen) / Sir Wyndham Knatchbull / 1st Design

Watermark

VDL surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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