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image SM Adam volume 29/32

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/32

Purpose

[12] Finished drawing showing a plan of the first and second storeys, and an elevation of the garden front for the third scheme, c1777, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the second storey, and the roof and tower rooms, and elevation of the garden (north) front as Adam volume 29/31, but containing bedrooms, and with the circular tower on the garden front, with a bow front, and showing the rectangular upper portion of the wings, above the canted bows, and with the roof of the central block and rooms within each tower

Scale

bar scale of ¾ inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

A Second Elevation & Plan of Oaks Castle one of the seats of the Earl of Derby (in the hand of William Adam) / North Front / B (in pencil) / Servants Bedroom / Servants Bedroom / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Servants Bedroom / Servants Bedroom / Plan of the Towers and Roofs / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Bed room / Bed Chamber / Dressg room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Plan of the one pair Story / A Second Elevation & Plan Oaks Castle [ ____ ] Seats of the Earl of Derby [ ____ ] B (in pencil) (verso) Lord Derby / B / 7 / This to be placed Seventh (in red pen)

Signed and dated

datable to c1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (446 x 585)

Hand

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

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Rowan, 1985, pp. 106, 108
Rowan, October 1985, p. 678
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 164
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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