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image SM Adam volume 29/119

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/119

Purpose

[14] Design for a gatehouse, N.D. unexecuted

Aspect

Plan and elevation of a gate in the form of a miniature triumphal arch, with the attic ornamented with enclosed rosettes and festoons, flanked by single-storey, single-bay balustraded link walls, each containing a door, and with a one-storey, one- by three-bay pedimented lodge, with a window, and Diocletian window within a relieving arch, to either side. The left-hand lodge is divided into two rooms, with a spiral staircase providing access to the roof space, and the right-hand lodge has a large entrance to the rear, and contains a fire pit and bellows, providing a forge for a farrier or blacksmith

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Gateway for Lord Frederick Campbell / in Scotland (in the hand of William Adam) (verso) This to be placed Seventy Fifth (in red pen) / 6 / Lord F Campbell Scotland

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (376 x 510)

Hand

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

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 27
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 215
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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