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  • image SM Adam volume 32/38

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/38


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


Elevation of the principal front of a two-and-a-half-storey, eleven-bay, balustraded central block, with a rusticated ground storey with arched windows, a Corinthian portico and pediment across the central three bays, and Corinthian pilasters articulating every other bay. The central block is flanked by Ionic colonnaded quadrant links, and one-storey, five-bay, rusticated, arcaded pavilions, with paired Ionic pilasters to either side of the end bays, with a pediment containing a lunette window across the central three bays, and a dome above the end bays


bar scale of 1 1/10 inches to 10 feet


33 (in pencil) / West Front of The Seat of Sr Lawrence Dundass Bart. Moor Park Hertfordshire / (and in pencil in the hand of Sir John Summerson) (1763-5) / see RA Account 1766

Signed and dated

  • 1763-1765
    date range: 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (1511 x 279)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


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


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



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