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image SM Adam volume 35/93

Reference number

SM Adam volume 35/93

Purpose

[6] Design for a house for the street front, possibly executed, c1786

Aspect

Elevation of a three-and-a-half-storey, three-bay house, with a balustraded, pitched roof and a sunken basement. On the ground floor there is a central tripartite, balustraded window, articulated by Doric columns. To the right of this, there is a stepped entrance with a fan light, and to the left, a full-height window with a lunette. On the first floor there is a Venetian window articulated by Ionic columns, set within a relieving arch. On the second floor there is a central pedimented window, and in the upper register there are three-quarter-height windows

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet

Inscribed

Front to the Street of Lord Delavals house in Conduit St (underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

c1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (270 x 470)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison

Verso

1 / 5 Groundplans / 2 Elevations / 1 Section / The [ _ _ _ ] Mr Rose Beckenham (?)

Watermark

PORTAL & BRIDGES

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 36
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 423
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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