Petersham Lodge is a small but fine house of the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century in Richmond. At an unknown date Adam made designs for alterations to this house for Campbell, although these were not executed. These designs could have been made at any time from the early 1760s when Campbell and Adam became acquainted, and 1792 when Adam died. There is also a drawing for the greenhouse and domestic offices, but King suggests that this is a survey drawing, and that the design was not by Adam.
See also: Ardencaple, Helensburgh, Argyll; Combe Bank, Sevenoaks, Kent
Gentleman's Magazine, March 1792; A.T. Bolton, The architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1922, Volume II, Index pp. 26, 65; B. Cherry, and N. Pevsner, The buildings of England: London 2: south, 1983, p. 515; D. King, The complete works of Robert & James Adam and unbuilt Adam, 2001, Volume II, p. 224; 'Cambell, Lord Frederick (1729-1816), or Ardencaple, Dunbarton, and Combe Bank, Kent', and 'Campbell, Frederick (1729-1816), of Combe Bank, Sevenoaks, Kent', The history of Parliament online
Frances Sands, 2012
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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