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image SM Adam volume 44/34

Reference number

SM Adam volume 44/34

Purpose

[2] Finished drawing for the principal (first) storey of a house, c1758-68, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the principal (first) storey of a house as Adam volume 44/33, but with external stairs at the centre of the principal front, tripartite windows in the central block and pavilions on the principal front, and with niches to either side of the windows on the principal and rear fronts of the pavilions; and containing reception rooms in the central block, and servants’ bedrooms in the pavilions

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/8 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Principal Story of a House for _ Palmer Esqr (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / (and in pencil) Grooms Bed Chamber / Great Drawing room / Salon or 1st Drawing room / Hall / Dining room / Study / China Closet / Bedroom / Servants Bedroom / Kitchen Continued (verso) 5

Signed and dated

date range: c1758-68

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (536 x 344)

Hand

Adam office hand, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam (underwritten in pencil)

Watermark

JVILLEDARY

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 56
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 136
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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