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image SM Adam volume 47/1

Reference number

SM Adam volume 47/1

Purpose

[9] Finished drawing for the Haymarket (east) front, c1789, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the east front of a building divided into blocks, with the central elevation as SM Adam volume 28/17. With a link building connecting to a rotunda (south), as SM Adam volume 28/18, and with a bridge and link building connecting to an annexe (north), as SM Adam volume 28/19

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet

Inscribed

[_ _ _ _ _ _ _] the [?] Haymarket of the new [?] intended Opera House & Assembly Rooms, Ballroom & with the new intended Shops & Houses of the South & the new intended communication from Charles Street & St James’s Square, with the Tavern adjoining [?] at the North and extending [?] in the [_ _ _ _ _ _] (in pencil) / 385 feet (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • c1789
    c1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (1980 x 597)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison or Daniel Robertson

Verso

Notations, modern curatorial hand

Watermark

PVL

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 40
Sheppard, 1960, Volume XXIX, (i), p. 249
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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