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image SM Adam volume 32/48

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SM Adam volume 32/48


[25] Finished drawing for a dog kennel, 1765, unexecuted


Plan of an enclosed dog kennel, divided into various yards, and with a three-bay dog kennel, flanked by three-bay pavilions containing rooms for bitches, and rooms for preparing feed


bar scale of 1 1/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan of Dog kennel for Thomas Dundas Esqr / Coal yard / Bitches yard / Meal Room / Boiling room / Dog Kennel / Bitches Room / Kennel for Bitches / Feeding Shed / Yard / Yard / Yard / Water Trough / Great Yard to be in Grass and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1765
    datable to 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (349 x 518)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Nasmith or William Hamilton


LVG surmounted by fleur de list within crowned cartouche


King, 2001, Volume II, p. 223
For a full list of literature see scheme notes.



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