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image SM Adam volume 30/44

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/44

Purpose

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

Aspect

Plan of the garret (roof space) of a rectangular house, unlit by windows, flanked by the roof of rectangular pavilions, and containing garret rooms and lumber storage

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Garret Story of Moy House / Garret Room / Garret Room / Garret Room / Sky light / Lumber Closet / Garret Room / Garret Room / Rooff of the Pavillions / Rooff of the Pavilions 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 (534 x 329)

Hand

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

Verso

This to be placed ninth (in red pen) / 6 / Moy hall One of the Seats of Sir Ludovick Grant

Watermark

LVG 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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