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image SM Adam volume 39/87

Reference number

SM Adam volume 39/87

Purpose

[18] Design for adding wings, links and an entrance loggia to the house, c1768, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the garden (east) front of a three-storey, nine-bay central block, with a hipped roof, a rusticated basement, and a three-bay portico and pediment. To either side (north and south) is a one-storey, nine-bay link wall, containing alternating rectangular windows and urn-filled niches, and a two-storey, eleven-bay wing, with a hipped roof, a central carriage arch, and with a three-bay portico and pediment

Scale

bar scale of 1/20 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Elevation towards the Park of a New Design for Eaton Hall in Cheshire. One of the Seats of the Right Honble Lord Grosvenor (verso) 2

Signed and dated

datable to 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (760 x 474)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi

Watermark

JVILLEDARY LVG and a fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 1992, Volume II, p. 124
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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