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  • image SM Adam volume 41/54

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/54


[6] Design for the south front of the bath house, 1774, unexecuted


Elevation of a bath house, as SM Adam volume 10/156, but with the central entrance set within an aedicule. This is surmounted by a figurative tablet, and flanked by niches containing lekythoi, with a figurative roundel set above


to a scale


South Front towards the Land of a Design for Salt Water Baths for the Right Honble Richard Rigby at Mistley Hall in Essex

Signed and dated

  • Dec 1774
    Adelphi Dec.r 19.t 1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (583 x 445)


Office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 22
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 249; Volume II, pp.182-3, 223
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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