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  • image SM Adam volume 41/25

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SM Adam volume 41/25


[5] Record drawing for a new house, c1761-65, unexecuted


Elevation of the garden (west) front of a house with a two-and-a-half-storey, seven-bay central block, with a hipped rood, a half-sunk basement, and a bow across the central three bays. The central block is flanked by one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay bow-fronted pavilions


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


West Front of a House at Brodsworth / the seat of the Arch Bishop of York (in the hand of William Adam) and some dimensions

Signed and dated

  • c1761-1765
    datable to c1761-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (603 x 481)


Adam office hand, additions to inscription in the hand of William Adam


A[rc]h Bishop of York (in pencil) / A (in pencil)


LVG and a fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 123
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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