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  • image SM Adam volume 46/93

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SM Adam volume 46/93


[5] Finished drawing for the principal front of a house, 1782, executed to a variant design


Upper: Principal elevation of a three-storey, three-bay house with flanking single-storey wings terminating in pavilions. The main house has a stepped entrance and a two-storey pedimented surround with Tuscan pilasters enclosing a balustraded, Venetian window at first-floor level. There is a dentilled cornice. The central bays of the pavilions contain a pedimented surround with Tuscan pilasters. There is a mixture of square and arched windows Lower: Same as SM Adam volume 42/42


bar scale of 1 inch to 25 feet


34 / Mr Corrison / (over pencil) 34th / Mr Corrison / (and in pencil, in a curator’s hand) Jerriston House / See Vol 42 [_ _] 42-47

Signed and dated

  • 1782
    datable to 1782

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a ruled border on laid paper (247x150)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison


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



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