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image SM Adam volume 38/26

Reference number

SM Adam volume 38/26


[8] Record drawing showing a plan and elevation for the third scheme for additions to the building, unexecuted


Plan and elevation as Adam volume 38/24, but with an external door shown in the left-hand end of the curtain wall elevation as in the second scheme (Adam volumes 38/23 and 27), but this is removed in the plan to confirm with the finished drawing of the third scheme (Adam volume 38/24)


bar scale of 3/5 inch to 10 feet


The Portion (?) & Elevation of the Wall for the last Design is the same in height & thickness as the above but differs in the length at both ends according to the alterations made on the plan (in feint pencil) / Copy Third Design of Additional Buildings and Outside Wall for the King's Bench Prison (verso) 2

Signed and dated

  • 08/04/1773
    Adelphi 8 April 1773.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash on laid paper (932 x 575)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton




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



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