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image SM 7/1/2

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SM 7/1/2


[1] Survey plan of part of ground floor


Plan of the Princpal Floor of Taymouth Castle / the Seat of the Earl pf Bredalbane


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled Breakfast Room, Drawing Room, Anti Room, Music Room, Great Hall and Dining Room and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 00/05/1808
    May 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, with triple ruled and sepia wash border, on wove paper (505 x 715)


attributed to James Adam junior (1785-1850) (pupil May 1806 - June 1809) and George Bailey (1793 - 1860) (pupil and assistant August 1806 - January 1837) see also drawing [3] by the same hands


J Whatman 1804


The plan seen here represents a part of the Castle - see drawing [3] for an elevation that shows 8 plus 6 bays with (it is presumed) 8 bays not shown.

Of the designs for rooms that follow, the drawing, great drawing, dining, music and breaksfast rooms relate to this plan. The 'Grand Stair' and the 'Anti Room' are not dealt with and the four corner turrets have been ignored.



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