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image Adam vol.7/2

Reference number

Adam vol.7/2

Purpose

London: Parliament House (designs for). Plan showing an oval central hall with two external and two recessed porticoes balanced by a group of circular and rectangular halls with external colonnades.

Aspect

Plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand American port [ico] / coronation / chamber / Com [?] / room / court of request / Corn. of [?] / room / French / H. of peers / court of request [crossed out] Tryals/ I .... / H. of. / commons / Irish port [ico] / room / L. of H of / peers / Hall / L. of H of/ commons / clerks / & / retiring / British portico and Chancery / Kings bench / common pleas

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen 202 x 141

Hand

James Adam

Notes

This drawing is a development of the plan in Adam vol.7/1, which shows one half of Robert Adam's proposed Parliament House. Like that drawing it can also be dated around August 1760 when James Adam was in Venice, although it is possible that it may have been sketched out in London before his departure for Italy.
This drawing, like Adam vol.7/1, is laid onto the first paste down of the volume

Level

Drawing

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