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image SM Adam volume 30/42

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/42

Purpose

[2] Finished drawing for additions to the house, 1759, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the principal (first) storey of a house as in Adam volume 30/41, but with a tripartite window at the centre of the principal front, and containing reception rooms and bedrooms

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Principal Story of Moy House / The part Shaded Red is the Old pavilions. That Shaded Black / Shows the new Design for the Body of the House / Beau Window / Drawing Room / Great Dining Room / Nich for Musick / Antiroom / Stair Case / Breakfast Room / Bed Chamber / Bed room or Dressing room / Closet / Bed Room / Bed room or Dressing room / Closet / Bed Room and some measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to 1759

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and pink wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (532 x 336)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly the hand of Agostino Scara, or Benedetto Napoletano

Verso

4

Watermark

IV surmounted by a fleur de list within a crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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