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image Image 1 for SM Adam volume 37/18
image Image 2 for SM Adam volume 37/18
  • image Image 1 for SM Adam volume 37/18
  • image Image 2 for SM Adam volume 37/18

Reference number

SM Adam volume 37/18

Purpose

[12] Design showing an elevation of the garden (south) front, 1772-73, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the south (garden) front of a house, as Adam volume 37/17, but being only nine bays across, and with a tripartite window in the central bay, no external stairs, a straight seven-bay link, and a five-bay arcaded and glazed wing, with a wall beyond, and the left-hand wing is not drawn (verso) pencil drawn plans and elevations of a crenellated quadrant link

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

South Front of Fleurs Castle for His Grace The Duke of Roxburgh (for His Grace The Duke of Roxburgh in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) and some measurements given and some rough calculations in pencil (verso) 2 / 2 and some rough calculations

Signed and dated

Adelphi / 24th October 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (1108 x 480)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam (verso) Robert Adam

Watermark

D&CBLAUW IV

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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