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image SM Adam volume 38/59

Reference number

SM Adam volume 38/59

Purpose

[4] Design for the façade of the inn, c1776, executed with minor alterations

Aspect

Elevation of a two-and-a-half storey, seven-bay building, with a hipped roof. There is a central, stepped, tripartite doorway set within a Tuscan portico, and this is flanked by pairs of three-quarter-height windows. Above this, on the first storey, there is a central Venetian window articulated by Ionic columns, and ornamented with a fan. This is flanked by pairs of full-height windows with ironwork balconies, with a string course of fluting above, and quarter-height windows in the upper register. The central building is flanked by single-bay wings, surmounted by balustrades. The left-hand wing, on the ground storey has a stepped, tripartite doorway, set within a Tuscan portico. On the first storey there is a full-height, balustraded, pedimented window, and in the upper register there is a Diocletian window. The right-hand wing corresponds with the left, but with a central carriage arch in the ground storey

Scale

bar scale of 1 5/8 inches to 10 fett

Inscribed

A Design for the Principal front of the Red Lion Inn at Pontefract / Extend and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

c1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (495 x 331)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi

Notes

A further Adam drawing for the façade survives in the National Trust collection at Nostell Priory.

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 51
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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