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image SM Adam volume 38/23

Reference number

SM Adam volume 38/23

Purpose

[5] Finished drawing showing a plan and elevation for the second scheme for additions to the building, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan and elevation of a half-octagon-shaped curtain wall, with two circular towers on the front angles, and with an additional rectangular court to one side, and containing a further curtain wall inside, enclosing two ranges of rectangular buildings, one considerably longer than the other, each of which contain cells, and the elevation shows the principal external front of the crenellated curtain wall, showing a long two-storey wall, flanked by three-storey circular towers, with windows in the first and second storeys, flanked by further long walls, one of which contains a single door to the left-hand side

Scale

bar scale of 3/5 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

2d. Design for Additional Buildings and outside Wall for the King's Bench Prison and some measurements given (verso) 3

Signed and dated

datable to 1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and pink wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (968 x 639)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton

Watermark

PVL

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 41
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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