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  • image SM Adam volume 29/5

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/5


[2] Finished drawing for a new house, c1770-76, unexecuted


Plan of the principal storey as Adam volume 29/4, but there is no porte-cochère on the principal front, and instead there is a circular courtyard, which is colonnaded, and connected to the house


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Principal Storey of a House and Offices For His Grace The Duke of Portland / Shed / Shed / Gold Fish &c / Cold Bath / Anti Room / Hot Bath / Privy / Wardrobe / Powdering Room / Water Closet / Duchess's Dressing Room / Drawing Room / Great Drawing Room / Drawing Room / Duke' Dressing room / Staircase / Tribune / Staircase / Bed Chamber / Anti Room / Hall / Anti Room / Dining Room / Retiring room / Powdering Room / Water Closet / Privy / Poultry / Confectioners room / Confectioners bed room / Under Butler's bedroom / Plate room / Passage / Ice house / Cook's Pantry / Pantry / Larder / Staircase / Dry Larder / Kitchen / Cook's room / Scullery / Stable / Coach house / Coach house / Coach house / Stable / Stable yard / Stable / Coach house / Coach house / Coach house / Stable / Stable yard / Room for Coach Harness / Coach house / Coach house / Coach house / Coach house / Coach house / Room for Coach Harness / Stable / Harness room / Staircase / Boiling Room / Yard and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1770-1776
    date range: 1770-76

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (623 x 1148)


Adam office hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 42
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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