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image SM Adam volume 44/18

Reference number

SM Adam volume 44/18

Purpose

[4] Design for a house, 1770, as executed

Aspect

Plan of the bedroom (second) storey of a house as Adam volume 44/16-17, but without any tripartite window onto the court, and containing bedrooms and two water closets

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Bed Room Story of Mr Hobarts House St James's Square / afterwards Earl of Buckinghamshire (of Mr Hobarts House St James's Square (afterwards Earl of Buckinghamshire in the hand of William Adam and partly underwritten in pencil) / Bed Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Room / Bed Room / Nursery / Powdering Room / Water Closet / Mrs Hobarts bed Room (verso) 5 / 3 (in pencil) / Number 3 (in red pen) / Mr Hobarts House St James's Square / Now Lord Buckinghams house

Signed and dated

  • 1770
    datable to 1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (477 x 632)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

XD&CB within a cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 49
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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