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Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/73

Purpose

[13] Preliminary design for a castellated house, 1794

Aspect

Elevation of the garden front of a crenellated, nine-bay house, of two storeys set above a half-sunk basement, with a hipped roof. The central three bays comprise a three-storey canted bow, with a conical roof, and there are end turrets. The windows in the central five, and end bays on the principal floor are set within reliving arches

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Elevation towards the River Mr Stevenson [Mr Stevenson in the hand of William Adam] / Iron Rails / Castle Balusters (verso)

Signed and dated

  • 1794
    Albermarle Street / 26 July 1794

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (465 x 300)

Hand

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

Watermark

JWHATMAN

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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