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image Adam vol.7/226

Reference number

Adam vol.7/226

Purpose

Unfinished design showing a section through a domed hall with oculus with three bays and two windows on either side of a door with panels above. At the top of the sheet are details of pilaster capitals and a panel.

Aspect

Section, details

Scale

1 inch to 7 feet

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand Section of the great Room

Signed and dated

Undated

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil 318 x 203

Hand

James Adam

Watermark

crown above circle

Notes

The inscription suggests that this drawing is connected with the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms and Musical Society project of c.1755 (see Adam vol.7/194 and 225). However, the building shown in section is considerably smaller than the other proposals and may be connected with the casino for Robert Adam's house at 46 Lower Grosvenor Street, London (see A. A. Tait, Robert Adam: drawings and imagination, Cambridge, 1993, pp.83-85; and see also Adam vol.7/227 and 228).

Level

Drawing

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