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image SM Adam volume 32/47

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SM Adam volume 32/47


[26] Finished drawing for a dog kennel, 1765, unexecuted


Elevation of a one-and-a-half-storey pedimented central block, articulated by rusticated Doric pilasters, and with an oculus window in the tympanum of the pediment, flanked by one-storey, three-bay pavilions, with hipped roofs, and enclosed by a perimeter wall seen here in section


bar scale of 1 1/5 inches to 10 feet


Elevation of a Dog Kennel for Thomas Dundas Esqr / (at ASK) RS Bill (in pencil in the hand of Sir John Summerson)

Signed and dated

  • 1765
    Robt Adam Architect 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and pink wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (508 x 274)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Nasmith or William Hamilton, with pencil inscription in the hand of Sir John Summerson






King, 2001, Volume II, p. 223
For a full list of literature see scheme notes.



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