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image SM Adam volume 50/92

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SM Adam volume 50/92


[1] Record drawing showing laid out wall elevations for the front drawing room, 1765, thought to be as executed


Plan and laid out wall elevations for a rectangular room, with a two-bay window wall, with an oval pier glass, and a single door in the wall opposite, and with a chimneypiece on one side wall, and two doors in the wall opposite, and the whole room has a frieze of anthemia


pricked bar scale of 2 4/5 inches to 10 feet


Section of the Room to Mary Street for The Rt Honble Hercules Rowley Esqr. (on a small separate sheet affixed to the recto)

Signed and dated

  • 1765
    datable to 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (545 x 508)


Adam office hand


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche and [cropped]ILLEDARY


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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