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image SM Adam volume 32/28

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SM Adam volume 32/28


[17] Design for the first scheme of alterations to the house, 1774, unexecuted


Elevation of the garden front of a house, with a three-storey, three-bay central block, with a hipped roof, a rusticated basement, the bays articulated by Ionic pilasters across the first and second storeys, and with paired pilasters at the edges of the end bays, and with tripartite pedimented windows in the first storey, surmounted by panels of fluting, and urns, and with half-height tripartite windows in the second storey, and with a frieze of enclosed rosettes connected by festoons. The central block is flanked by two-storey, three-bay balustraded links, with balustraded windows on the first storey, and beyond are two-storey, one-bay, pedimented pavilions, with tripartite windows, balustraded and pedimented on the first storey, and surmounted by a rectangular grisaille panel


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Second design (in pencil) / Second Design (in the hand of William Adam) / Elevation of the North East Front of Mamhead House in Devonshire. The Seat of Lord Viscount Lisburne

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    Adelphi July 4t. 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (594 x 414)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 22
Rowan, 1988, p. 88
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 132
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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