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  • image SM Adam volume 42/44

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SM Adam volume 42/44


[7] Design for the rear front of a house, 1782, executed to a variant design


Rear elevation of three-storey, five-bay house with flanking single-storey links terminating in pavilions. The central three bays of the house are bowed and there is a dentilled cornice at roof level and a moulded string course above ground level which continues as a cornice across the flanking wings. The pavilions comprise piered corners with niches and fluted friezes. There are a mixture of square and arched windows


bar scale of 1 1/8 inch to 10 feet


(In the hand of William Adam) Back Front Jeriston House

Signed and dated

  • 12/02/1782
    Adelphi / 12th Feby 1782

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (536x262)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison


W surmounted by a fleur de lis within a crowned cartouche


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



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