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image SM Adam volume 32/40

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/40

Purpose

[1] Finished drawing for the house, c1763-5, unexecuted

Aspect

Ground plan of an eleven-by-five-bay central block, with the central three bays on the principal and garden fronts slightly projecting, and with a portico and steps, and with a colonnade with steps with end bays on each side front. The central block is flanked by colonnaded quadrant links, behind which are a stable court to the left, and a kitchen and domestic court to the right

Scale

bar scale of 1/2 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Ground Plan of the Seat of Sir Lawrence Dundass Bart / at Moor Park. Hertfordshire / Kitchen / Laundry / (and in pencil in the hand of Sir John Summerson) (1763-5) see RA bill and measurements given in pen and pencil, and some rough calculations in pencil

Signed and dated

date range: 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (668 x 380)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson

Verso

This to be placed Eighth Tenth (in red pen) / 4 /4 /Sir Lawrence Dundas

Watermark

LVG surmounted by fleur de list within crowned cartouche and IHS IVILLEDARY

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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