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SM Adam volume 21/3


[14] Preliminary design for the fifth scheme for the house, c1777, unexecuted


Plan and two elevations for a house, composed of a V-shaped central block, with a large bow front at the rear, and flanked by links and canted pavilions, and the elevations show that the principal front has the central three bays slightly projecting, and the garden front bow rises to form a conical tower


not to scale

Signed and dated

  • c1777
    datable to c1777

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and wash on laid paper (467 x 303)


Robert Adam


Astley, 2000, p. 15
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 164
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



Exhibition history

Robert Adam's Castles, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 16 June - 16 September 2000

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