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image SM Adam volume 32/62

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/62


[2] Finished drawing for an extension to the south end of the house, 1758, as executed


Plan of the bed room floor as Adam volume 32/61


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Bed Room Story of General Blands House at Thistleworth

Signed and dated

(1-4) datable to 1758

Medium and dimensions

(1-3) Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (508 x 338) (503 x 367) (590 x 399) (4) pen, pencil and wash, and pink and Naples yellow washes within a single ruled border on laid paper (583 x 482)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


4 / General Bland put aside


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 18
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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