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  • image SM Adam volume 42/45

Reference number

SM Adam volume 42/45


[2] Design for the first floor of a house, 1782, executed to a variant design


Principal (first) floor plan comprising three large rooms arranged around a staircase. The rear room is bowed and the room to the right is subdivided by internal partitions to the front. Rooms include a dining room, drawing room and breakfast room


bar scale of 1 1/8 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Principal Story (and in the hand of William Adam) of Jeriston house / for James Corrison Esqre / (and in another hand) Dining Room / Drawing Room / Breakfast Room

Signed and dated

  • 1782
    datable to 1782

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (247x200)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, p. 18
Further literary references in scheme notes



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