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SM Adam volume 35/24


[117] Record drawing for the greenhouse, 1779


Elevation of a single-storey, seven-bay Doric colonnaded greenhouse with single-bay domed end pavilions and a central pediment with a figurative frieze and three acroteria. The central seven-bay colonnade is glazed, and there is an aedicular window in each of the end pavilions, which have small porticos and pediments on the side, seen here in profile


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of a Green House for Edwin Lascelles Esqr at Harewood and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • June 1779
    Adelphi / 12t June [1779]

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (604 x 486)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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