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  • image SM Adam volume 45/13

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SM Adam volume 45/13


[5] Design for the south front of a house, c1762, unexecuted


Elevation of the south front of a three-storey, five-bay building with a hipped roof, and the central three bays forming a bow front with a conical roof. On the ground storey there are half-height windows, and the bow front contains an entrance set within an arcade. On the first storey there are full-height windows, with those within the bow front set behind balustrades. On the first storey there are half-height windows


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


South Front of a House for John Jones Esquire at Charlton / Extends 59. ft. 7in and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (527 x 378)


Office hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 6
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 124
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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