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image SM Adam volume 46/22

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SM Adam volume 46/22


[5] Finished drawing for the house, c1765-85, unexecuted


Elevation of a crenellated three-and-a-half-storey, seven-bay house, with a hipped roof with a central stack, and a half-sunk basement, with canted bows in the end three bays on each side, with a door in the centre of the bow on the principal storey, on the left-hand side, and accessed by a straight flight of steps, and the windows on the first storey are arches, and the central bay contains tripartite windows, balustraded on the first storey, and set within a relieving arch


bar scale of 1 4/5 inches to 10 feet


Design for the front of a House proposed to be built by Dr. Ferguson in Queen Street Edinburgh.

Signed and dated

  • 1765-85
    date range: c1765-85

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and was set within a single ruled border on laid paper (501 x 357)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 12
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 162
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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