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image SM Adam volume 54/7/99

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SM Adam volume 54/7/99


[4] Alternative preliminary design for the house, 1764, unexecuted


Rough plan as Adam volume 54/7/91, but with no rear range, and an alternative arrnagement of internal rooms to Adam volumes 54/7/91, 54/7/124 and 54/1/64 verso


not to scale


Dining Room / Drawg Room or Ladys Dressing Room / Antiroom

Signed and dated

datable to c1764

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (109 x 152)


Robert Adam


For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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