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image SM Adam volume 31/99

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SM Adam volume 31/99


[43] Finished drawing for a pavilion or banquetting house, unexecuted, c1761-63


Plan and elevation of a two-storey, four-bay building with a hipped roof, the central two bays formed as a full height bow behind which are two entrances, with a large tripartite window on the first floor. There are two-storey, one-bay square extensions on each side, one containing stairs, the other a kitchen and/or offices


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


For William Drake Esqr and some dimensions given (verso) Wm Drake Esqr Buckinghamshire

Signed and dated

  • c1761-63
    datable to c1761-63

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (445 x 524)


Adam office hand, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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