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Reference number

SM Adam volume 42/58


[2] Design showing an elevation for alterations to the house, 1774-75, partly as executed


Elevation of the principal (south) front of a three-storey, seven-bay house, with a hipped roof, paired lotus capital pilasters articulating the corners, and with a central three-bay projecting arcade across the ground storey, surmounted by a three-bay lotus capital portico and pediment, and on the left-hand side of the house there is a two-storey, five-bay wing, with the ground storey projecting, and a colonnade of paired Doric columns across the central three bays, behind which is a central arched entrance, and to the left-hand side of this wing is shown a single-storey link in section, and beyond there is a single-storey, three-bay wing, with a hipped roof, and to the left-hand side of the sheet is another two-storey building shown in section, with a pitched roof, and a pediment facing the house


bar scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


Mr Garrick's House at Hampton (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) Mr Garrick

Signed and dated

  • 1774-75
    datable to 1774-75

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash, pink and yellow wash on laid paper (1071 x 334)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with pencil-drawn annotations in the hand of Robert Adam, and with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



Exhibition history

'The Cloud-Capped Towers': Shakespeare in Soane's Architectural Imagination, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 21 April - 8 October 2016

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