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image SM Adam volume 2/101

Reference number

SM Adam volume 2/101

Purpose

[1] Preliminary design for the addition of a new wing, c1775, unexecuted

Aspect

Rough elevation of a two-and-a-half-storey, three-bay central block, with a pediment containing an oculus in the tympanum, and with balustraded windows in the first storey, the central of which is pedimented, and the windows on the ground storey are set within relieving arches, and surmounted by Diocletian windows, and the central block is flanked by two-storey, single-bay wings, with the same windows, and pitched roofs (verso) rough pencil-drawn elevation of another house

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Lord Baths Wing

Signed and dated

  • c1775
    datable to c1775

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (181 x 151)

Hand

Robert Adam

Notes

There are no other surviving drawings for Adam's unexecuted scheme to add a new wing to Longleat.

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 21
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 131
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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