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SM Adam volume 30/26


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


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


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


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)


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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