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image SM Adam volume 45/36

Reference number

SM Adam volume 45/36

Purpose

[10] Design for alterations to the house, 1774, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the four fronts of a two-storey house, with a hipped roof, with nine bays on the west front, with one bay projecting at each end, and a colonnaded bow across the central three bays, and with seven bays behind a colonnade on the east front, with two bays projecting at each end, and with three bays on the south front, within a relieving arch, and colonnaded on the lower register, and with one bay projecting at each end, and with seven bays on the north front, with an Ionic portico and pediment across the central three bays, and flanked by one-storey, one-bay quadrant links, and one-and-a-half-storey, one-bay pavilions, with a Diocletian window in the lower register, and a Venetian window in the upper register

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

West Front of a house at Mitcham for / Alexander Wedderburne Esqr afterwards Earl of Rosslyne, Lord High Chancellor (of a house at Mitcham for / Alexander Wedderburne Esqr afterwards Earl of Rosslyne, Lord High Chancellor in the hand of William Adam) / East Front / South Front / North Front of Alexander Wedderburn Esqrs House at Mitcham

Signed and dated

Adelphi / Octr 18t 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (378 x 624)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 386, Volume II, p. 132
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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