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Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/85


[5] Design for a house showing an axial section, 1789, unexecuted


Axial section through a house as Adam volumes 33/84, 86 and 89, with a two-storey house with a pitched roof, with a single-storey bow at the front, and single-storey offices to the rear


bar scale of ¾ inch to 10 feet


Section across the House & Offices

Signed and dated

  • 05/06/1789
    Albermarle Street / 5t. June 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and pink and yellow wash on laid paper (475 x 293)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison or Daniel Robertson


GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 58
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 136
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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