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image SM Adam volume 30/24

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SM Adam volume 30/24


[5] Working drawing for the ground storey of a house, c1787


Plan of the ground storey of a terraced house, containing storage spaces and kitchen offices


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Plan of a House for Mrs Fitzherbert at Brighton / Plan of the Ground Story / Wine in Casks / Coal Vaults / Wine in Bottle / Ale Cellar / Small Beer Cellar / Bake House / Scullery / Kitchen / Sink / Arch / Area / Area / Pantry / Larder and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and Dutch pink wash on sugar paper (464 x 769)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p.5
Miele, 1998, p.167
King, 2001, p.122
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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