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  • image SM Adam volume 21/105

Reference number

SM Adam volume 21/105


[21] Design for an ornamental barn, c1788, possibly executed


Elevation of a single-storey, three-bay building, as SM Adam volume 35/111


to a scale


Elevation of a Barn for the Reverend Mr. Rose at Beckenham in Kent. / Extends 74 feet

Signed and dated

  • c1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including sepia, olive green and yellow ochre on laid paper (279 x 183)


Office hand




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 3
Rowan, 1985, p. 66
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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