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SM Adam volume 30/2


[10] Finished drawing for the rear elevation, c1772-79


Elevation of the north (rear) front of a two-storey, eleven-bay building, with the central seven bays forming a bow, surmounted by a drum and dome, and with the end bays projecting, and all of the windows on the first storey in the second through to the tenth bays sre Venetians and contained within relieving arches, and with pedimented windows in the end bays


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Elevation of the North Front of a Building for the Register Offices in Scotland and some measurements given (verso) 2

Signed and dated

  • 1772-79
    datable to c1772-79

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (620 x 438)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


XD&CB within cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 11
For a full list of literature reference see scheme notes.



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