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  • image SM Adam volume 33/76

Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/76


[9] Design for a castellated house, 1794


Plan of the principal storey as Adam volume 33/75, but with external steps on the principal front, and containing an octagonal room behind the canted bow, a central top-lit staircase, and two elliptical rooms with four apses each


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


Principal Storey of a house for Mr Stevenson (in pencil) / Stair case to the cellar / Dressing Room or Library / Powdering Room / Closett / Closet / Eating Room / Principal Staircase / drawing Room / Closet / Closet / Plate / Buffet / Hall / Back Stairs / Water Closet and some dimensions given (in pen and pencil) (verso) No 4

Signed and dated

  • 1794
    datable to 26 July 1794

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (465 x 276)


James Adam, with additions to title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


cartouche surmounted by fleur-de-lis


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 58
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 166
For a full list of literature references.



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