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image SM Adam volume 33/54

Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/54

Purpose

[24] Finished drawing (possibly made for publication) for a rectangular house, 1771, unexecuted

Aspect

View of a house set within a landscape, following the design shown in the right-hand side of Adam volume 33/43

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

View of a Design for Lowther Castle the Seat of Sir James Lowther Baronet (verso) No 1

Signed and dated

datable to 1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (916 x 460)

Hand

Robert Adam

Watermark

two fleur de lis within crowned cartouches

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 21
Astley, 2000, p. 18
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 163
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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