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  • image SM Adam volume 30/40

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SM Adam volume 30/40


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


Elevation of the garden front of a three-storey, five-bay house, with a hipped roof, with two chimney stacks, and with a central arched roof, flanked by engaged Ionic columns on the ground storey, and surmounted by an aedicular window on the first storey, and the whole is flanked by two-storey canted bays on the sides of the house


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


North West prospect of Moy House. One of the Seats of / Sir Ludovic Grant Baronet and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1759
    datable to 1759

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (520 x 342)


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


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



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