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  • image SM Adam volume 36/112

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SM Adam volume 36/112


[3] Design for the first storey of a house, c1790, unexecuted


Plan of the first-storey level of a five-by-three-bay building. The rooms to the south include a central drawing room with a bow window, and beyond this there is a passageway which links to flanking bedrooms. To the north there is a dog-legged staircase, and this is surrounded by bedrooms and a dressing room


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the One Pair Story of Ninewells house for Joseph Home Esquire / Bed Room / Drawing Room / Bed Room / Passage (pencil) / Bed Room / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Servants Bed room / Closet / Copy this in Imperial (?) (pencil) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (465 x 239)


Office hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 132
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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