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image SM Adam volume 37/17

Reference number

SM Adam volume 37/17

Purpose

[11] Design showing an elevation of the principal (north) front, 1772-73, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the north (principal) front of a crenellated house, with a three-and-a-half-storey, thirteen-bay central block, with the central five and end bays slightly projecting, and rising into an additional attic storey, with bartizan pepper-pot turrets on the end bays, and with a central curving external staircase, leading to a central entrance, flanked by windows, which are slightly recessed from the projecting bays to either side, and the central block is flanked by one-and-a-half-storey, two-bay links, with arched entrances flanked by slit windows, and beyond are two-storey eleven-bay wings, with the central three and end bays projecting, and rising into an additional attic storey, and the far side end bay is composed of a circular tower, and with the left-hand link and wing drawn in pencil, and a pencil-drawn section above

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

2d Design (in the hand of William Adam) / North front of Floors Castle for his Grace the Duke of Roxburgh (for his Grace the Duke of Roxburgh in the hand of William Adam) (verso) Duke of Roxburgh / 1 / Duke of Roxburgh

Signed and dated

Adelphi / 24th October 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (1517 x 498)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

IHS IVILLEDARY

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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