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image SM Adam volume 30/26

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/26

Purpose

[6] Working drawing for the principal storey of a house, c1787

Aspect

Plan of the principal (first) storey of a terrace house, containing reception rooms, a court with a conical glass oval oculus lighting the kitchen offices below. In front of the court are the service rooms with a vestibule and hall leading through to the court and house, comprising a grand entrance for a town house

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of a House for Mrs Fitzherbert at Brighton / Plan of the Principal Story / Porch / Drawing room / Eating room / Tea room / China Closet / Closet for Glasses / Buffet room / Court / Water Closet / Court / Court / Stewards room / Hall / Butlers room / A / B / Servants Hall / Vestible / Housekeepers room / Street / By rising two steps at the Street door / you go down three steps at A & B / to bring you to the present level of / the old house the floor of the Vestibule / will be raised 1 foot & the floor of / the Hall lowered 3 ft 10 in _ to keep / it level with the whole of that / floor from the strut to the porch and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

c1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including pink, cerulean blue and lemon yellow on sugar paper (476 x 727)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison

Literature

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.

Level

Drawing

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