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image SM Adam volume 38/52

Reference number

SM Adam volume 38/52

Purpose

[9] Design for the riding school, 1763, as executed

Aspect

Side elevation of a two-storey, ten-bay riding house, with a pediment seen in profile on the principal front, and a pitched, tiled roof, and in front of the riding house is a one-and-a-half-storey, descending to one-storey, ten-bay lean-to pavilion with a pitched roof. And an axial section through the full length of the riding house, showing the two-storey interior, with niches along the walls on the ground storey, and half-height windows in the upper register, surmounted by a pitched roof, and with the lobby, surmounted by a upper roof, at one end

Scale

bar scale of 1 3/5 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Long Section through the Riding house at Edinburgh (in the hand of William Adam) and underwritten in pencil / Side front of the Riding house at Edinburgh (in the hand of William Adam) and underwritten in pencil

Signed and dated

datable to 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash, yellow and pink washes on laid paper (573 x 486)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 11
For a full list of literature references see scheme note

Level

Drawing

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