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image SM Adam volume 44/48

Reference number

SM Adam volume 44/48

Purpose

[3] Design for a new house, 1772, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the south (garden) front of the house, with a three-storey, five-bay central block, with a hipped roof, with a rusticated basement, the central three ground-storey bays slightly projecting and containing arched windows, and this supporting a three-bay Corinthian portico and pediment across the first and second storeys, and with Venetian windows in the first floor end bays. The central block is flanked by two-storey, three-bay wings

Scale

bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

South Front of a House for / Thos Gifford Esqr at Chillington (in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

  • 01/07/1772
    Adelphi July 1st. 1772.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (608 x 508)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonom, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

XD&CB within a cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 6
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 124
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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