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image SM Adam volume 33/50

Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/50

Purpose

[6] Design for a house, 1767, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of the principal front of a house with a three-storey, nineteen-bay central block, with a hipped roof, and with the central three bays slightly projecting, and behind a portico, supporting a pediment, and with a door in the central bay on the first storey, accessed by straight external stairs, and the three end bays are also slightly projecting with a central Venetian window within a relieving arch on the first storey. The central block is flanked by two-storey, seven-bay balustraded quadrant links, with arched windows within relieving arches on the ground storey, and with windows alternating with niches on the first storey, and beyond the links are two-and-a-half-storey, five-bay pavilions, with the central three bays slightly projecting, and supporting a pediment, and the ground storey of the entire house is rusticated

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Lowther Hall the Seat of Sir James Lowther Baronet (the Seat of Sir James Lowther Baronet in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / No. 4 / Sir James has a fair / Copy of this (No 1 / [cropped] Lord Lonsdale / 5 Elevations & 5 Ground Plans of a Castle & Modern House

Signed and dated

Sepr 9t. 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (1222 x 510)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

D&CBLAUW and XD&CB within a cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 21
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 131
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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