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image SM Adam volume 29/130

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/130


[6] Design showing the garden front for the house, 1773, executed with alterations


Elevation of the garden (southeast) front of a house as Adam volume 29/131, but with no windows on the mezzanine storey, and the bow is behind a five-bay arcade on the ground storey, which is surmounted by a five-bay Ionic balustraded colonnade on the first storey


bar scale of 1 4/5 inches to 10 feet


South East towards the Park (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) 1

Signed and dated

19 July 1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (421 x 269)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


VL surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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