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SM Adam volume 40/46


[52] Design for the walls for the fishing room, 1770, executed


Plan and laid out wall elevations for a square room, with a Venetian window, a door and two segmental-headed urn-filled niches on the wall opposite, and further niches on the side walls either side of a chimneypiece surmounted by candelabra and a mirror on one wall, and a rectangular sculpture-filled recess on the other. The walls are ornamented with figurative and grisaille panels


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Plan and Section of the Fishing Room / and Boat house for Lord Scarsdale / 54 (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand) and dimensions given (verso) 4 / This to be placed Fifteenth / Fishing Room & Boat house at Keddlestone

Signed and dated

  • 1770
    datable to 1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (812 x 617)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
Harris, 1987, p. 81
Harris, 2006, pp. 25-26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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