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image SM Adam volume 47/2

Reference number

SM Adam volume 47/2

Purpose

[15] Finished drawing for the Pall Mall (south) front, c1789, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of a three-storey, thirteen-bay building as SM Adam volume 28/16

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet

Inscribed

Revision [?] of a [_ _ _ _ _] [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] Building towards Pall Mall lying & [_ _ _ _ _ _ _] up the spaces between the Haymarket & Market lane proposed to contain six shops & dwelling houses & also one shop & house [?] (in pencil) / to the Haymarket with a new proposed entry to the Opera house for the use of the (in pencil) / any famous (in pencil) / Actors & Actresses & other people belonging to the Theatre (in pencil) / This form will prove a good [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] by adding / is [_ _ _ _ _ _ _] in [_ _ _ _ _] to [_ _ _ _ _] [_ _ _ _ _] to the P[_ _ _ _ _ _] street & [_ _ _ _ _ _] reordering the communication between Charing cross & all the streets leading to Pall Mall & St James’s more [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] it would also improve the prospect [?] from Carlton House (in pencil) / no. 2 (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • c1789
    c1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (925 x 595)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison or Daniel Robertson

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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