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image SM Adam volume 45/9

Reference number

SM Adam volume 45/9

Purpose

[2] Design for the parlour (ground) storey, 1774, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the parlour (ground) storey as Adam drawing 45/11, but with two tripartite windows on the garden front, one of which is blind, and with six windows on the side elevation, one of which is tripartite, and containing reception and domestic rooms

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Plan of the Parlor Story of a house for / General Fitzroy (of a house for / General Fitzroy in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Private Dressing Room / W: Closet / Back Stairs / Anti or Powdering Room / Genl Fitzroy's Library or Morning Room / Back Stairs / Back Parlor / Great Stairs / Hall Front Parlor and some measurements given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (280 x 486)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonom, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

IHS IVILLEDARY

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 29
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 134
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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