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image SM Adam volume 7/153

Reference number

SM Adam volume 7/153

Purpose

[13] Preliminary design for a rectangular house, 1769, unexecuted

Aspect

Rough plan of a house with a three-bay central block, with a portico across the principal front, flanked by five-bay recessed links, and two- by five-bay pavilion with central three-bay bows across the side fronts, and a rough part plan of another storey of the same house

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Sr James Lowther (in pen) and some measurements given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

datable to 1769

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (185 x 177)

Hand

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

Literature

King, 2001, Volume II, p. 131
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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