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SM 7/1/1


[3] Part elevatiion


Elevation of Taymouth Castle, a Seat of the Earl of Breadalbane


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above

Signed and dated

  • 14/05/1808
    May 14th 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and blue washes, shaded, double ruled border, on wove paper (494 x 705)


James Adam junior (1785-1850) (pupil May 1806 - June 1809) and George Bailey (1793 - 1860) (pupil and assistant August 1806 - January 1837)


It seems that the elevation is incomplete. Comparison with the pllan (drawings [1] and [2]) suggests that the four storey wing on the right lacks part of a bay and also a corresponding turret. To the left is a (part ?) of the earler castle, eight bays and two storeys high with sixl slender turrets.



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