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image SM Adam volume 35/96

Reference number

SM Adam volume 35/96

Purpose

[1] Design for the basement storey of a house, possibly executed, c1786

Aspect

Plan of the basement storey of a three-bay building, with a staircase set within an oval compartment, and this is flanked by passages. To the front of the building the basement level extends beneath the street to contain a beer cellar and coal vaults. The rear façade is formed with a bow front, and to the right of this there is a stepped passage

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet

Inscribed

Plans of Lord Delavals House in Conduit Street (underwritten in pencil) / Plan of the Ground Story / Passage / House keepers room / Butler’s Pantry / Passage / Closet / Wine Cellar / Staircase / Servants Hall / Passage / Area / Beer Cellar / Coal Vaults and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

c1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and pink wash on laid paper (280 x 470)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison

Verso

4 / 4 / Lord Delavals house in Conduit Street / 2 Elevations 1 Section 4 Ground Plans from Mr [_]

Watermark

PORTAL AND 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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