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SM Adam volume 42/68


[31] Finished drawing for the south front of a house, c1784, as executed


Elevation of the south front of a two-storey, three-bay building, with a hipped roof, and a part-sunken basement. There is a central semi-circular-headed, stepped entrance, and this is set within an Ionic pedimented portico, with a frieze of anthemia, alternating with calyx. The central entrance is flanked by balustraded semi-circular-headed windows. At the first-storey level there is a string course of guilloche, and there are half-height windows in the upper register. The first and third bays terminate in giant Ionic pilasters, and the building has a frieze of fluting


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Elevation of the South front of a New Design for Brasted Place in Kent / The Seat of Doctor John Turton- / Extends 55 feet

Signed and dated

  • c1784

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (409 x 282)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


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Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 4
Rowan, 1985, pp. 38, 40, pls. 8-10
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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