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image SM Adam volume 46/168

Reference number

SM Adam volume 46/168


[20] Finished drawing for a tea pavilion, 1763-65, as executed


Plan as Adam volume 32/46


bar scale of 2 1/3 inches to 10 feet


Unknown (in the hand of William Adam) / Porters Lodge / (and in pencil in a modern curatorial hand) Moor Park Herts / Sir Lawrence Dundas / See Folio XXXII. 43-46 / (and in pencil in the hand of A.T. Bolton) (1763-5) / See R.A. bill and measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including pink within a single ruled border on laid paper (569 x 458)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


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



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