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image SM Adam volume 46/58

Reference number

SM Adam volume 46/58

Purpose

[22] Design of the principal (ground) and bedchamber (first) storeys of the house, 1789

Aspect

Plans of the principal (ground) and bedchamber (first) storeys of a three- by three-bay building, divided into two dwellings as Adam volume 46/59, but with central tripartite windows on the principal (south) and garden (north) fronts of each storey, with a central door on the principal front of the principal storey, and a blind light at the centre of the window on the principal front of the bedchamber storey, and with flat three-bay fronts to each side, with a central tripartite window on the eastern side of the principal storey, and containing an apsidal hall and reception rooms of one dwelling in two western bays on the principal storey, and the reception rooms of another dwelling in the eastern bay, which has a central entrance on the east side elevation, and there are bedchambers and dressing rooms for the first dwelling in the two western bays of the bedchamber storey, and two bedchambers for the second dwelling in the eastern bay

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

18th (in pencil) Plan of the Bed Chamber Story / House for the Deputy Register at Edinburgh (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Bed Chamber (underwritten in pencil) / Dressing room (underwritten in pencil) / Bed Chamber (underwritten in pencil) / Bed Chamber (underwritten in pencil) / Staircase / Bed Chamber (underwritten in pencil) / Serts room (underwritten in pencil) / Dressg room (underwritten in pencil) / Bed Chamber (underwritten in pencil) / Dressing room (underwritten in pencil) / Closet / Staircase / Plan of the Principal Story / Hall (underwritten in pencil) / Study (underwritten in pencil) / Drawing room (underwritten in pencil) / Dining room (underwritten in pencil) / Dining room (underwritten in pencil) / Staircase / Entrance(?) (in pencil) / Study (underwritten in pencil) and measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (237 x 406)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Literature

King, 2001, Volume II, p. 55
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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