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image SM Adam volume 41/43

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/43

Purpose

[28] Preliminary design for alterations to the house, 1776, partly executed

Aspect

Elevation of the side (north) front of the house, showing a central block with a balustraded and hipped roof; and with a screen wall across the façade, enclosing a light-well courtyard, and this screen is composed of a door flanked by urn-filled square-headed niches on the ground storey, and an arch screened by Ionic columns and flanked by sculpture-filled niches on the first storey. The central block is flanked by three-storey, two-bay wings, with pitched roofs; and with a projecting bay on the ground storey of the principal front supporting an Ionic portico and pediment, and a projecting bow on the garden front supporting an Ionic peristyle. The ground storey of the entire house is rusticated

Scale

bar scale of ¾ inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

North end of Nostel in Yorkshire the Seat of Sir Rowland Winn Baronet (in Yorkshire the Seat of Sir Rowland Winn Baronet in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

Adelphi August 1st 1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (476 x 337)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

JWHATMAN and GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Harris, 2001, p. 355
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 219
Sands, 2012, Volume 1, p. 121, Volume 2, pp. 191-192, 194
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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