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image SM Adam volume 35/99

Reference number

SM Adam volume 35/99

Purpose

[4] Design for the second storey of a house, possibly executed, c1786

Aspect

Plan of the second storey of a three-bay building containing bedrooms and dressing rooms. The principal staircase is set within an oval compartment, and there is an additional staircase leading to the attic storey. Beyond this building to the rear, there is further a four-bay building containing bedrooms, and a staircase leading to the first storey

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet

Inscribed

Plan of Lord Delavals House Conduit St (underwritten in pencil) / Plan of the two pair Story / Bed Chamber / Closet / Serv.ts Bedroom / Dress. room / Bed Chamber / Bedroom / Bedroom / Bedroom / Bedroom and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

c1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash on laid paper (198 x 458)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison

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.

Level

Drawing

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