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image SM Adam volume 42/51

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SM Adam volume 42/51


[5] Finished drawing for the stables, 1771, unexecuted


Elevation of the rear of the stables, showing a two-storey, eleven-bay building, with a hipped roof, and the three end bays projecting to either side, with a central door flanked by windows, and half-height windows in the first storey, and in the central five bays is a Doric colonnade on the ground storey, two bays of which are in-filled with doors, and the other three are open as coach houses, and each is surmounted by a Diocletian window on the first storey


bar scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


Back front to Stables of Mr Baron Grants House Soho Square (in the hand of William Adam) and some measurements given (verso) 1

Signed and dated

  • 1771
    datable to 1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (602 x 503)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


X within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 50
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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