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image SM Adam volume 29/98

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/98

Purpose

[8] Design for the interior of an unknown room, 1775, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of a rectangular room, with semi-circular apses on three sides. Two of these apses are on the short sides, and are screened by columns, and the third is at the centre of one of the long sides, opposite a chimneypiece

Scale

bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

For Lord Cathcart / No Scale to the Original Plan / The whole hight from the floor to the Bottom of Cornice 9 ft 9 In / D[ _ _ _ _ _ ] for a Frize / 0.7 / hight of the Columns 9.2 / The Column is 11 1/2 In: Diamr at the Base & about 9 1.2 Diamr high / the Columns to Diminsh 1/7 and the Pilasterd 1/14 (verso) 7

Signed and dated

Adelphi Sepr 9t. 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (547 x 383)

Hand

Adam office hand, either Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 29
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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