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SM Adam volume 19/140


[2] Finished drawing for a banqueting house, 1766, unexecuted


Plan of a five- by three-bay building, with the central three bays projecting on the principal front, and a bow-fronted peristyle on the garden front. The lobby contains a staircase suggesting an upper register, and the central banqueting room is circular with two large niches


bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Banqueting Room at Eaton Hall in Cheshire / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Lobby and / Staircase / Bed Chamber / Banqueting Room and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1766
    Rob Adam Archt 1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (528 x 363)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Nasmith or William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 218
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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