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image SM Adam volume 33/78

Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/78

Purpose

[11] Design for a castellated house, 1794

Aspect

Plan of the attic storey as Adam volume 33/75, but with an octagonal room behind the canted bow, and the side rooms - within the hipped roof - do not extend as far out as in the lower storeys

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of the Attick Story / Closet / Bed Chambr / Dressg Closet / Women Servts Bed Room / Great Stair Continued / Men Servants Bed Room / Passage / Clsoet / Servts Dressg closet / Butlers Bed Room / Back Stair / Water Closet and some dimensions given (verso) 6th / These Plan go 13th into the Book

Signed and dated

Albermarle Street / 26 July 1794

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and cerulean blue wash on laid paper (467 x 283)

Hand

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

Watermark

cartouche surmounted by fleur-de-lis

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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