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SM Adam volume 30/21


[9] Working drawing for the east front of a house, c1787


Elevation of the east front of a five-bay, two-storey house, with a pitched roof. The central three bays comprise a two-storey bow front, surmounted by a dome, and with an ornamental ironwork balustrade at first floor. At ground floor there are arched windows, shown in alternative designs. Beyond the end bays there are paired pilasters, and above there is a frieze of fluting and ox skulls


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


East Front towards the Stein of a house for Mrs Fitzherbert at Brighton and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen on sugar paper (584 x 484)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


1 / Mrs Fitzherbert's house at Brighton / 2 Elevations 2 ground Plans 1 Section & a Roof Plan / from no. 13


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p.5
Miele, 1998, p.167
King, 2001, p.122
McKean (ed.), 2017, pp.7-8
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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