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SM 7/1/5


[4] Drawing room, design May 1808


Plan and laid out (part) elevations


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, Drawing Rooom / Taymouth Castle / (Copy) and Section of the Drawing Room

Signed and dated

  • 24/05/1808
    Copy / May 24th : 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, sepia and blue washes, on wove paper (546 x 650)


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


The drawing room (as shown on drawing [1]) measures 39 feet 6 inches by 25 feet. There are three tall windows on one wall, a large door centred on another wall, doors flank the chimney-piece wall, and the remaining walll also has two doors. A richly moulded arched ceiling with three large cirular motifs and friezes completes the design.



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