Princess Isabella Lubomirska, unexecuted designs for a villa, possibly intended for ?a?cut, Rzeszów, Poland, c1787 (9)
Isabella Elizabeth Helene Anne Czartoriska (1736-1816) who was from one of the leading families of Vienna, married Stanislas, Prince Lubomirski (1722-83), the Grand Marshall of Poland, in 1753. The Princess is known to have been in London with Lady Pembroke in 1787, and breakfasted at Strawberry Hill with Horace Walpole on 25th July 1787. It was presumably while Lubomirska was in England that Adam designed a villa for her. Rowan has noticed that this design is a miniature version of Milburn, Surrey, designed in 1786 for the 1st Lord Delaval (1728-1808) (SM Adam volume 46/1-4). The villa was not executed but Rowan has suggested that it was intended as a trianon for the Grand Marshall's estate at Łańcut, Rzeszów, Poland, where the Princess had refitted the main house in 1780.
Literature: A.T. Bolton, The architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1922, Volume II, Index pp. 55, 79; A. Rowan, Designs for castles and country villas by Robert and James Adam, 1985, p. 32; D. King, The complete works of Robert & James Adam and unbuilt Adam, 2001, Volume II, p. 128; Yale, Horace Walpole's Correspondence, 2011, Volume 33, pp. 565-66