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image SM Adam volume 32/13

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/13

Purpose

[140] The engraving of the principal front is cropped out of 'The Works', and has been heavily trimmed, and them folded to fit into the Adam folios, from 1771, as executed

Aspect

Plan of the ground (subterranean) storey of the building, showing a rectangular block with a wide (carriage?) entrance at each end, and containing two large rooms, a small kitchen, and cellars, and with an adjacent three-bay block containing kitchen and cellars

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Ground Story of the Society of Arts &c in the Adelphi (of the Society of Arts &c in the Adelphi in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Yard / Kitchen / Back kitchen / Wine Binns / Kitchen / Wine Binns / Small beer Cellar and some measurements given (verso) 2 / 2

Signed and dated

From 1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (628 x 453)

Hand

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

Watermark

PVL

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 34
Rowan, 1974, p. 675
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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