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image SM Adam volume 30/99

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SM Adam volume 30/99


[3] Finished drawing for a house, showing the first-storey plan, ND, unexecuted


Plan of the bedchamber (first) storey of a rectangular five- by three-bay house; with the central three bays on the principal front recessed and giving access to a balcony, flanked by projecting single bays; and on the garden front is a central three-bay bow behind a portico, flanked by single bays; and with a projection on each side front containing three windows; and containing bedrooms, dressing rooms and a principal and back stair


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Bed chamber story of a house for Captain Simpson (in pencil) (verso) 5 / This to be placed Twenty Second (in red pen) / Captain Simpson / 22 (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • c1787-94
    date range: 1787-94

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (416 x 271)


Adam office hand


Cartouche surmounted by fleur de lis


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 57
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 136
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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