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SM Adam volume 30/108


[1] Design for a pavilion, c1786-94, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a two-storey, Greek cross-shaped cottage, with the body of the first storey being composed of a drum surmounted by a conical roof, and with a central console door in a pedimented range, surmounted by a balustraded windows, and with rectangular and arched slit windows in the side ranges


bar scale of 1 ¾ inches to 10 feet


Design for David Scott Esqr (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) This to be placed Twenty Eighth (in red pen) / David Scott Esqr [ _ _ _ _ ] No 12

Signed and dated

  • 1786-94
    date range: 1786-94

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (297 x 481)


Adam office hand, either Robert Morison, Daniel Robertson or John Robertson, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam (underwritten in pencil)


GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 57
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 227
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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