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image SM Adam volume 42/50

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SM Adam volume 42/50


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


Elevation of the stables facing the house, showing a two-storey, eight-bay building, with a hipped roof, and a two-storey pitched-roofed link across the two left-hand bays, shown in section, with a barrel vault in the first-storey rooms, and the other bays are half height on the first storey, and containing either doors or urn-filled niches within an arcade of relieving arches on the ground storey, and the one-storey garden wall is shown in section attached to the right-hand end of the building, and ornamented with niches


bar scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


Front facing the House of Stable Offices in Soho Square / for Mr Baron Grant (all in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

  • 1771
    datable to 1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink and yellow wash on laid paper (514 x 381)


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




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



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