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SM Adam volume 29/21


[6] Finished drawing for the walls of the great hall, June 1759, unexecuted


Window wall (south wall) elevation with a deep cove, a central Venetian window, flanked on either side by rectangular windows, and Corinthian pedimented, arched doors. The wall is ornamented with medallion overdoors and two rectangular capricci


bar scale of 2/5 inch to 1 foot


Window Side of a Great Hall For The Right Honble The Earl of Northampton at Castle Ashby / 22 (in pencil) (verso) 5

Signed and dated

  • June 1759
    datable to June 1759

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (729 x 511)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


VDL and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume I, p. 34, Volume II, Index p. 6
Stillman, 1966, pp. 22, 62
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes



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