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SM Adam volume 41/106


[11] Finished drawing for the house, 1762, as executed


Plan of the principal (first) storey of a four- and five- by seven-bay central block, with the central three bays slightly projecting on the principal front, and accessed by external stairs, and with a central three-bay bow on the garden front, and flanked by three-bay links, and three- by three-bay pavilions


bar scale of 1 1/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Principal Story of a House for Sir Windham Knatchbull in Kent (of a House for Sir Windham Knatchbull in Kent in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Laundry / Gallery / Kitchen Continued / Passage / Library / Parlour / Drawing Room / Hall / Dining Room / Antichamber / Dressg room / Bed Chamr / Bed Chamr / Dressg room and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (869 x 461)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, additions to inscription the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 113
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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