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image SM Adam volume 34/25

Reference number

SM Adam volume 34/25

Purpose

[13] Design for a D-shaped house, 1779, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the principal (north) front, of a two-storey, eleven-bay house, with a hipped roof surmounted by a three-bay drum and dome, and with a central three-bay portico surmounted by a pediment, with the roadway sweeping and elevated to the central front door, and the end bays are articulated by pilasters, have aedicular windows within relieving arches on the ground storey, and surmounted by an additional half-storey, and pyramidal roofs

Scale

bar scale of 9/10 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

North front of Saxham House / No 5

Signed and dated

17t March 1779 / Adelphi

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (534 x 370)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi

Verso

No [ _ ]

Watermark

GR and fleur de lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 15
Rowan, 1985, p. 48
King, 2001, Volume II, p.126
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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