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  • image SM Adam volume 29/61

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/61


[2] Alternative design for the principal (west) front of the house, 1789, unexecuted


Above- Elevation of a two-and-a-half-storey, seven-bay building, with a flat roof, and rustication at the ground storey level. Across the central three bays there is a one-and-a-half-storey portico, raised above a ground-storey arcade. Beyond the arcade there is a central entrance with a fan light, this is flanked by semi-circular headed windows. Above this there is a balustraded Corinthian portico, with a frieze of rosettes, and surmounted by acroteria Below- Part-plan of the ground storey of a seven-bay building with proposed additions, including a portico across the central three bays. Beyond the entrance, minor alterations to the hall are proposed, including a fireplace and an additional closet to the rear


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Design for altering the West Front of Ruscomb House. / B (underwritten in pencil) / Extends 64 feet / Eating room (pencil) / Hall / Parlor (underwritten in pencil) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • January 1789
    24.t Janry 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (268 x 438)


Office hand, possibly Daniel Robertson or Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 27
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 393; Volume II, p. 13
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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