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image Adam vol.19/109

Reference number

Adam vol.19/109

Purpose

Academic exercise showing a single-bay pavilion with round-headed window with balustrade at the foot between pilasters. Below is the plan indicating four symmetrical elevations with an interior chimneypiece.

Aspect

Plan, elevations

Signed and dated

Undated, between 1750 and 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey wash389 x 252

Hand

Adam Scottish Office

Watermark

crowned fleur de lys

Notes

In the opinion of A. A. Tait, this drawing relates in time and place or subject to those contained in Adam volume 7.This drawing is a version of that in Adam vol.19/110, but lacks dimensions, scale and black ink framing line. They may both be compared with designs by James Gibbs (1682-1754) in A Book of Architecture (London, 1728, pp.70 and 78), a copy of which was in the library at Blair Adam. William Adam also subscribed to the volume. (See also Adam vol.19/107).

Level

Drawing

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