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  • image SM Adam volume 19/168

Reference number

SM Adam volume 19/168


[23] Record drawing for a garden building, 1778, not known to have been executed


Elevation of a garden building, as Adam volume 19/167


bar scale of 1½ inches to 5 feet


Design of a Garden Seat for Sir Abraham Hume Baronet

Signed and dated

  • Nov 1778
    13th Nov.r 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (330 x 454)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Preliminary design as Adam volume 19/168 (pencil)




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 183-84, 226
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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