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SM Adam volume 29/24


[8] Finished drawing for a stable court, unexecuted, c1759


Plan of a quadrangular stable building with different stalls for different types of horses


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Plan of Court of Stables for Castle Ashby / one of the Seats of the Right Honble the Earl of Northampton / Stables (in pencil) / Hunters / Stalls / Boiler for Water / Hack Stables / Boiler for Water / Carpenters Shop / Bail Stables / Coach House / Bail Stables / Smiths Shop / Coach Horses / Stalls / Stalls (in pencil) / Hunters and dimensions given (verso) P[la]n Northampton Stables

Signed and dated

  • c1759
    datable to c1759

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (552 x 525)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


LVILLEDARY / LVG and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 6
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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