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  • image SM Adam volume 46/53

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SM Adam volume 46/53


[2] Finished drawing for a house showing the first storey, ND, unexecuted


Plan of the bedchamber (first) storey of a five-bay L-shaped terraced house, with five windows at the front, and three windows at the rear, with a three-bay projecting wing to the right-hand side


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 10 feet


Plan du Premier Etage / Le plan du second Etage est propose semblable celui ci / 15th (in pencil) / Cabinet / Nursery / Nursery (in pencil) / Bed Chamber / Cabinet / Bed Chamber / Great Stairs / Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1758-94

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (291 x 467)


Adam office hand


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 53
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 135
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes



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